What to do now? graphic poo pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ninena102, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. ninena102

    ninena102 In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2014
    I received a batch of Silkie chicks. They were to be between the ages of 5 to 7 days old. When they arrived, they already had their wing feathers. One even looked to be 3 weeks old. I had one DOA when I received the overnight shipment. They came out of the box very hungry and thirsty even though they had some kind of food mixture in their box that was half eaten. I was feeding them 20% protein medicated feed.

    I lost a chick suddenly within two days I began to watch the others very closely. The next day, I saw one standing by itself. I tried to hand feed it some boiled egg, I also noticed its poo was very loose and runny. I was trying to figure out if it had coccidiosis. The next day it acted the same way. I researched on this site about how much Corid to give the chicks. They were very little Silkie chicks so I decided to medicate with 1 teaspoon in 1 gallon of water.

    Now it is day 5....I have not lost any more chicks.....however, I do not know what to do from here. All the chicks are running around, eating and drinking fine....Some of their poo is still runny...others are hardening up with liquid soaking into the paper towel. I do have pics of their poo but I do not know how to attach to this.

    How long should I continue to medicate?

    Once I stop medicating with Corid, do I put them back on Medicated feed?

    I do not want to lose anymore chicks.

    I would greatly appreciate your thoughts....

    Thanks so much
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

    Apr 8, 2013
    Medicated feed generally won't stop coccidiosis once it has occurred but should help prevent it, though it's not a guarantee.

    I've never used medicated feeds or Corid or anything like that; I use raw minced garlic, preferably fresh, in their food at least once a week, I've raised hundreds and hundreds of chicks with zero disease mortality, never any cases of coccidiosis. So there's got to be something in that. ;)

    (Specifically, garlic has over 3 dozen potent natural antibiotics, which in testing in hospitals was proven to eradicate things like staph, food poisoning bacteria, infections, viruses etc that the strongest artificial antibiotics couldn't touch. It also has a natural sulfur compound spectrum. All of this is anti-fungal, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, antibacterial, antiviral, and so forth).

    As for the wings, chooks feather up depending on genetics but also environment and feed. Chooks raised free range for a few generations will have full wings by the time they're a week old, and sometimes other feathering too; those kept indoors with constant heat sources have less reason to feather and some don't have full plumage even at 6 months old. I consider it abnormal for any of mine to not have full wings by their 7th day of age; in fact some hatch with partially feathered wings.

    Best wishes.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014
  3. ninena102

    ninena102 In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2014
    That was very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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