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Friday, was that drama tacked on the end for me?
- Broody Magician
why else would you have written it? after the little um birdie thing that ended up with a help post for Turk, come on I am not a child. I am also not one for this kind of drama. I like to make people smile and have fun. I seriously like to help people. I admire, respect and love walnut and have told her so on many occations. I felt the blow of your post thank you, it was taken as you posted it. well done!
I worked in a hospital with a level 1 trauma center for 20 years. I greatly respect those who can calm a situation with focus, clarity and knowledge while chaos is going on around them. Those are the people I gravitate to when I need advice.
If you are looking for an agenda, please look somewhere else.
i have sick chicks. Ive posted for help in my local thread but id appreciate yalls take too. I was advised its probly cocci, and to use sulfadimethoxine @ 1/2-1 tsp powder to one gal of water.
Theyre all skinny upon passing but with food and water in their crops, im not seeing diahrea or any resp signs... :-/ ive addressed bedding, lighting, warmth, feed, added probios and electros... At a loss and growing more and more upset. Ive lost 11 in 4 days, from two seperate grow outs, all the same age, no adults affected.
I read all that monkey buisness too, shame on yall!
1. How old?
2. All housed together?
3. Any of the following symptoms: hunched shoulders, ruffled feathers, dull eyes, dry, dull leg scales, skinny toes or shanks, pale rather than pink under the wings? Exactly what does the poop look like?
The first thing I do when diagnosing a sudden onset is to go back to basics. That means clean, fresh water with NO additives or supplements (too much salt or acid can throw off digestion). I feed cooked scrambled or mashed hard boiled eggs and cooked oatmeal as a recovery diet.
I check the feed sources for spoilage by smelling. Chick feed can go stale, grains can grow aflatoxins, sprouted grains can get moldy, improperly fermented feed can harbor all sorts of toxic things. Waterers can grow algae, and the red algae is toxic. Use your nose. If you wouldn't taste it, don't feed it.
Thankyou for your time!
The chicks are all 7 wks, 3 were seperated from about 2 wks on.
Under the wings looked veiny... Im thinkn u mean this is pale, i took a pic for you. All of them feel very skinny... Poop looks good, tails are down, feathers arent rumpled, and eyes are clear...
Waterers are cleaned weekly around here. I use FF, but the chicks get crumble. I dug around in the bag, its about a week old, smells great, no clumps, or wetness. Its a half used 50# sack of unmedicated starter. Dumor brand...
I only used two gallons of the probios and electros, i dont use anything for them constantly.
Is there anything i missed andything else you want to See? I really appreciate this!
Sally i saw your response too! i will be Right Back to respond! Birds are gobblin and quacking about feed up time...
Great photos, thanks. Those birds should not be dropping dead. They look to be in great shape. That makes me think coccidiosis, poison (mouse or rat poison, or moldy grain/bedding from under waterers or damp corners) or much less likely, a protozoal issue. I don't personally use Sulmet, I use Corid, but Sulmet has a good reputation for knocking out cocci.
Are you up to doing a necropsy on the next one that dies? It's really no worse than an eggtopsy if done right, and is immensely valuable in helping find the root cause.