What's wrong with my chick!! HELP! She was fine this AM

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CEOBrown, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. CEOBrown

    CEOBrown Out Of The Brooder

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    My young chick (2 weeks maybe?) I just noticed she was listless, lethargic and hardly willing to move when I got home! I take them outside for a little sunshine and air after work and even with that she hasn't perked up. I got her to drink a few sips of water, but she won't eat her food. I even gave her a piece of meat and a hot noodle and she won't go for it sad.pngsad.png
    Her tail is being held very low/drooping. She keeps sleeping and let's her head drop low. No pasty butt, eyes and nostrils clear, but it seems like she's breathing heavy as well? AHH I'm so upset about this!! I read about cocciodiosis but they've been getting medicated food sad.png HELP!

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Has she been out on grass and dirt? If so, was there chick grit available to eat? How does her crop feel--full and hard or soft, or empty? I she having runny stools? Get her on some electrolyte and vitamin water, SaveAChick, pedialyte, Gatorade, ect. If her crop seems okay, then I would be tempted to start her on Corid (amprollium) from the cattle medicines at your feed store in the morning to treat for possible coccidiosis. Treat all chicks at the same time if you treat her. If her crop is hard, then push the electrolyte water and massage her crop tonight and tomorrow.
     
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  3. CEOBrown

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    Is it possible she got coccidiosis even when on medicated chick feed?
    I am not sure how her crop feels like vs how it's supposed to... It's my first batch of chicks ever [​IMG] They do go outside daily, they have starter feed available to them, water, dirt, grass, bugs etc. I've been starting them on some "people" food as well, not too much just a little to get them introduced. Their favorite dessert (after starter feed) is broccoli and meal worms. I have her separated from the others- and oddly they aren't even calling for her. She would take a little sugar water from a qtip and a few sips of regular water when I put it up to her beak but NO LUCK on food.
     
  4. CEOBrown

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    She keeps falling asleep face down. Won't do anything and can hardly keep her eyes open long enough to get through drinking water. [​IMG]
     
  5. CEOBrown

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    Oh also- NO poop since I noticed around 7pm which is 3 hours ago. This has got to be a problem right? No pasty butt but could she be constipated?
     
  6. CEOBrown

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    ND she's so docile it's scary. Like she just lets me flip her and poke her all over and inspect her and she doesn't hardly even chirp. It's like she doesn't have the energy to protest and its freaking me out. I keep looking for something abnormal on her but it's not obvious to me [​IMG]
     
  7. MaranMarze

    MaranMarze New Egg

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    I am having issues with my hen. She keeps sneezing and she sounds bad when she tries to make noise it sounds ruff. I've been giving her antibiotics.she has runny poo and her eggs are very small. The last egg had a small ripple in the side. Now one of my younger hens threw up today. I don't know what's wrong
     
  8. CEOBrown

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    I found the root!! Her crop seems swollen/enlarged? Put her in a warm bath for her bum and with her feathers wet/not poofy I noticed it. Omg! What do I do now??
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  9. CEOBrown

    CEOBrown Out Of The Brooder

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    First poop since I got home at 7:00- now at 2:30. Seems like way too long. Labored breathing, fell back asleep and wouldn't wake. Is she doomed? Anyone familiar at all? [​IMG]
     
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  10. CEOBrown

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    Looks like your original guess was right Eggcessive- coccidiosis [​IMG]
     

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