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Dying Pullets

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I am a relatively new chicken farmer.  I bought 10 chicks on 1 Jan, and a friend cared for them until they were 5 weeks.  When they could go outdoors, I brought them and put them into an old coop.  They have been there for 6 weeks THRIVING, eating,, drinking, playing, cute! .  Yesterday and the day before one died.  We have only 8 at the moment left,and we are concerned that these are going to die. 


Two days ago, we observed a difference in appearance in one little Buff Orphington:  The body scrunching together and the bird looking tiny.  It still peeped and ate.  We took the one out and it died as we lifted it.  Yesterday there was a second one. We put in a small cage to quarentine and she died a few hours later.  Today one more has the same thing.   We put her into quarentine


What can I do?  What sort of medicine?  How does one give it a dose? 

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Go to a feed store to the cattle medicines and buy Corid powder or liquid to treat them for possible coccidiosis. Dosage is 2tsp of the liquid or 1 1/2 tsp of the powder per gallon of water for 5 days. Mix new daily. If they are not drinking well, give it to them with a dropper. Symptoms of coccidiosis are lethargy, diarrhea with mucu or blood, poor appetite, and hunched posture. Let us know how it goes. Sorry for your loss.
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