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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by realsis View Post

I'm so sorry your losing your chicks. I wish I had some advice but the only thing those symptoms bring to mind for me is coccidosis. If they do have cocci you usually can be successful by treating the whole flock of chicks with Amprolium. The brand name differs depending where you are at in the country but where I live the brand name is Corid. Coccidosis CAN be present without the presentation of bloody stool. If they have been exposed to soil or even there own waste it is possible for them to contract coccidosis. Use your best judgment based on there behavior to treat or not. Thats just what comes to mind with those symptoms. It could also be shipping stress. sorry i couldnt be more help.Good luck and I'm sorry for your losses.
yeah it has been a bummer losing so many. ..thanks for the advice !!
post #12 of 18
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I'd try giving them Poultry Nutri-drench to hopefully stabilize the rest. If you can't find that use poultry electrolytes. Call McMurray on Monday to report the losses.
definitely calling Monday
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by jared82 View Post

I have received my new flock yesterday and so far around 5 chicks have died out of 36. ..they just get really lethargic and sleepy looking and just fall over after about 12 hours. Don't know if it is fairly normal or the bad weather and cold coming from the hatchery. ..dono... any suggestions. ..I have the broader set up correctly by the book...
The chicks effected just seem not to be able to get up on there feet and die...please need some helpful advice
Thanks !!

How To Deal With Travel Stress In Baby Chicks

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/746509/how-to-deal-with-travel-stress-in-baby-chicks

 Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply
post #14 of 18
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More casualties. ..since I received my order Fri at 2pm and 12 today..Sunday PST I have lost 15 birds and counting ...2 more on the short road out. ..there is something seriously wrong with the birds...Im not a stranger to raising chicks and never had this many die in less the 48 hours after arrival. ..don't think it is something obviously in plane site. ..all look healthy one minute and the next... two more bite the dust....
Edited by jared82 - 2/22/16 at 7:35am
post #15 of 18

Maybe it's because you built a broader instead of a brooder?

 

I'm sure Mcmurray will replace them.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #16 of 18
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Good news no more casualties. .22 ore definitely survivors. ..and McMurray is sending reinforcements..haha
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by jared82 View Post

I have received my new flock yesterday and so far around 5 chicks have died out of 36. ..they just get really lethargic and sleepy looking and just fall over after about 12 hours. Don't know if it is fairly normal or the bad weather and cold coming from the hatchery. ..dono... any suggestions. ..I have the brooder set up correctly by the book...
The chicks effected just seem not to be able to get up on there feet and die...please need some helpful advice
Thanks !!

 Hi,  :frow

 Here ya go:

How to Deal With Travel Stress in Baby Chicks:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/746509/how-to-deal-with-travel-stress-in-baby-chicks

 Best Success,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by 3riverschick View Post

 Hi,  frow.gif
 Here ya go:
How to Deal With Travel Stress in Baby Chicks:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/746509/how-to-deal-with-travel-stress-in-baby-chicks
 Best Success,
 Karen
thanks a lot !
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