Day 2, all of the chicks from the hatchery were lethargic. I separated them immediately.
Day 3 lost 5 chicks from hatchery, but the rest looked OK.
Day 4, all good.
Day 5, lost 7 hatchery chicks, and the others are lethargic again.
Day 6, farm store chicks are now acting lethargic.
Day 7, They are all dropping like flies and my heart is breaking. I am down to 20 live chicks, and a lot of them aren't doing well. In fact, one died while I typed this.
Here's what I have done:
-Probiotics/electrolytes in water
-egg yolk in food
-put regular water bowl in cage and nipple waterer
-kept constant eye on poop... Nothing abnormal except for a few keep getting pasty butt.
It's like they are fine... And as soon as they start showing signs of lethargy and stumbling around, they rapidly decline within a couple hours and die.