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My 9 week old pullet always has food caked around her beak and some accumulated in the opening of her beak. Any ideas why?
 

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Maybe not drinking right after eating like alot of chicks do. If the chicks continues to eat normal and drink normal and show no signs of illness I wouldnt worry.
 

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She's not drinking much. Slumped over and puffed out. Cocci? I've got amprolium in water but she's not drinking much.
 

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I doubt cocci and personally would not medicate unless your absolutly sure. I would give electrolytes and limit the feed. Dip its beak or use a medicine seringe to put the water in its mouth.
Below is the symptom list for cocci and alink with more info.
SYMPTOMS
The most common symptoms of cocci are:

  • diarrhea and/or blood and/or mucous in droppings
  • lethargy, listlessness
  • pale skin color
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss in older chickens
  • failure of chicks to grow/thrive
  • progression of symptoms can be gradual or rapidly result in death, particularly in chicks
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
 
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