I am feeding medicated feed... what else can I do?? please forgive my newbieness!!
HELP!! - Page 2
This chick just died. This is chick #3. To clarify, these chicks were just hatched on Monday, so I really don't believe that it's coccidiosis. I don't see how they could have contracted it and died so quickly. The first chick died on Thursday and two died today. The first two seemed to have issues from the get-go, maybe just a failure to thrive thing? I know it's not uncommon for SOME chicks to die when you get an order in the mail, but if there is something I can do to prevent further death, I'd like to do it. They've been getting medicated feed from the start.
We just completely cleaned out their brooder, bleached the bottom (which is covered with plastic anyway) and placed fresh pine bedding back in the brooder. Hopefully if there was anything in there causing issues, it's gone now.
Any further thoughts would be greatly appreciated...hopefully this is just the typical loss from a big batch and we don't lose anymore.