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Help! First Time Chicken Owner Sick Baby

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi can some one please help! I bought (more like rescued) three chicks this past weekend. Horrible living conditions! Went to inspect them this morning after a short 3 hours travel on Saturday night. I found this (pic) in the brooder. The person I got them from said they were 3 weeks old. What could be wrong with these chicks? How do i treat them? I have them in a small "quarantine" brooder so not to make my healthy chicks sick.
post #2 of 7

There is no picture.

We need a bit more info in order to help you.

Post photos of what you saw, of your brooder and chicks - tell us about it.

What type of food/treats are you feeding?

What symptoms if any are you observing, how are the chicks acting, are they eating/drinking/pooping, etc.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your response. I tried to upload pictures but they never went through. I went to the local co-op and the guy there has like 200 chickens. He said it was coccidiosis and gave me the medicine I needed for my little chicks. They seem fine other than the bloody pood but, I'm still giving them the medicine.
post #4 of 7

Yes, if they have bloody poo then treat them with Corid.

Dosage for Cocci is 1 1/2 teaspoons Corid powder per gallon or 2 teaspoons of 9.6% Corid liquid per gallon

Give for 5-7 days - make sure this is the ONLY water available during that time period. Mix a fresh batch at least once a day.

 

Let us know how they do.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Okay, so far they acting normal and yes that is the only water they are gettin I wasn't sure how many days so thanks! Should I give any of the water to my other chicks that are in a separate brooder, they have not had any direct contact with the sick chicks. As mentioned above they are in their own booder but in the same room. Also should I give them prebioticsome? I'll try to upload a pic of them.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
* prebiotics auto-correct lol
post #7 of 7

I would wait until they finish the Corid, then you can give some probiotics or plain yogurt, also some poultry vitamins as well.

 

As far as the other chicks in a separate brooder, the Corid won't hurt them if you decide to treat. You may want to practice good biosecurity between brooders to avoid cross-contamination. Using separate tools to clean out each brooder, washing hands before handling the different chicks, etc.

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