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Help please! I have 20 chicks living outside in a good sized coop. I have had 2 die in last 5 days. They seem to get very swollen and they sit in one spot and don't eat or drink for a day before they die. Now I have another that appears to be getting sick. They are Wyandottes. Also they eye lids are a whiteish grey color. They sit with their eyes closed.
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Help please! I have 20 chicks living outside in a good sized coop. I have had 2 die in last 5 days. They seem to get very swollen and they sit in one spot and don't eat or drink for a day before they die. Now I have another that appears to be getting sick. They are Wyandottes. Also they eye lids are a whiteish grey color. They sit with their eyes closed.
I would go to your local feed store, and get some Corid ( amprollium) to start treatment for possible coccidiosis. Dosage is 1 1/2 tsp. of the powder per gallon of water for 5 days. Make sure they are drinking it, or feed them with a dropper. After finishing treatment put chick vitamins in their water and put some plain yogurt in the feed for probiotics for a few days.
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