Weeks old chicks- lethargic, pale, watery/bubbly eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VandyClark, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. VandyClark

    VandyClark Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello-

    I have 2 chicks about 4 weeks old- they've grown quite lethargic, puffing up their feathers & have watery eyes with bubbles in them. What could this be? Should I separate them? Is there anything I can do to help them?
     
  2. DraigAthar

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  3. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did the chicks come from? Hatchery? Farm Store?
     
  4. VandyClark

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    Feed store.
     
  5. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, but so many of the respiratory illnesses show similar symptoms. Either way they should have an antibiotic soon. if they have all been together, it may be too late to seperate them out. You can try, but most probably you will be treating them all anyways.
     
  6. VandyClark

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    MG sounds awful... I've separated the sick from the others, but I'm concerned they might develop it as well... Any advice on how to handle this situation?
     
  7. VandyClark

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    I will get some antibiotics right now!!!
     
  8. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're getting the antibiotics, I'd watch and listen. If you see any signs of it spreading in the others, I'd start treatment on them as well. Stay with the middle dosing. The 400mg dose is enough to kick it back hard and let their bodies also work on it. I always try to save the 'big guns' or higher doses for later.
     
  9. Haunted55

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    Please talk to them at the store and find out what hatchery the chicks came from. Do not be put off by a sales person telling you they don't know. The manager can get this information for you. You seriously want this information.
     
  10. VandyClark

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    Should I alert them of the possible illness?
     

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