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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:01 pm 
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The only chock to its mother hen that just been rejected by her has taken me as surrogate mother and today i discovered that it has fever (beak and feet are warm) is sneezing and now that he is sitting on my shoulder i hear a noisy breathing. Beside that is desperate to sand bath, was trying to do that in my laps for a while I guess it is an attempt to cool down. I've given some garlic to eat. Wander what else shall I do? Can one give paracetamol to chickens? Other chocks that i placed him with over night are OK have no fever. Any thoughts/ideas on this please?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:10 pm 
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At 5 weeks, I'd be treating for coccidiosis before anything else. Respiratory illness is a very common secondary illness of chicks with cocci. Even if you're feeding medicated crumble it's possible for chicks to become very unwell with the illness.

Provide cocci medication - Amprolium, Suplha-D, whatever you've got on hand - in the water at the recommended dosage, and drip a bit into its beak as well.

Can you please provide some more information about your setup for this chick as well? Where is it housed, what is it being fed, and so on?


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