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We bought 6 buff orpington on Thursday, and are now on the brink of burying our 3rd one. They cant be more then 5 days old, but they just won't move. We heard Pedia lite helps, so we are forcing that now. We also noticed a red mark on the top of the beak of all the sick ones. I will try to show a pic. Any advice would really be appreciated PLEASE!
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Welcome to BYC. Do you have them under a heat lamp in a brooder, approximately around 90 degrees F? SaveAChick vitamins and electrolytes are good to use to dip their beaks as often as possible all day today in case they are dehydrated. Check their vents (butts) for pasty butt, where droppings can clog the system, and need to be washed off daily until it stops. I'm not sure about the red bump, but it may be normal for those chicks. I would call the person you got them from, and tell them what is going on. Keep us posted , since losing that many so quickly is not normal.


Edited by Eggcessive - 2/28/16 at 10:15am
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Welcome to BYC. Do you have them under a heat lamp in a brooder, approximately around 90 degrees F? SaveAChick vitamins and electrolytes are good to use to dip their beaks as often as possible all day today in case they are dehydrated. Check their vents (butts) for pasty butt, where droppings can clog the system, and need to be washed off daily until it stops. I'm not sure about the red bump, but it may be normal for those chicks. I would call the person you got them from, and tell them what is going on. Keep us posted , since losing that many so quickly is not normal.
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Thank you for your response, sadly, we lost our 3rd one this evening. Thankfully because of this site, we have been watching for pasty but and keeping them warm. I will definitely talk to the store though, and hope they have the vitamins. Thank you again!
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Sorry for your loss. Did they come from a feed store, a breeder, or from a hatchery?

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They came from a feed store. we have had good luck with them in the past, sadly, not this time. we bought 3 more from the same place, and they (along with the others) are doing great. Makes me wish I would have gotten the vitamins sooner.

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