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weak five week old, diarrea, closed eyes, worried mate...please help..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Terry71, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Terry71

    Terry71 In the Brooder

    Nov 2, 2008
    Whitby, Ontario Canada
    I have two five week old chickens. Earlier today I noticed one did not rush out and eat the grapes I gave her. Now the both of them are huddled in a corner they are never in, and the one seems sick. She has light brown diarrea, does noit want to open her eyes, does for a short period, lays flat on her stomach with partial wings out flat, I also noticed earlier in the day she was opening her mouth as to gasp for air. The other one seems find but quite concerned.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank-you in advance,

  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I'm sorry about your chicks. You could take a stool sample to a vet and ask them to test for cocci. It is hard to determine what is wrong with them with so little information.

    What kind of feed are they on?

    What is the housing situation? Do they have access to the ground? Are they with older birds or by themselves?

    What are the temps where you live? Do they have a heat lamp? And room to get away from it?


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