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2 1/2 week old chick wobbly and weak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CallieP, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. CallieP

    CallieP New Egg

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    I am going to try to make this long story short. I ordered five chicks that hatched two and a half weeks ago. One arrived dead and one died 2 days later at 5 days old. When I noticed the first chick acting strange, I started an antibiotic in their water. Despite that chick's death, I finished a week long course of the antibiotics in their water. I stopped the antibiotics 5 days ago. I was feeding the Manna Pro medicated chick starter until yesterday when I switched to a non medicated chick starter/grower. Today another chick (now 2 1/2 weeks old) started acting lethargic and wobbly like it can barely stand up. I find it hard to believe that it would be coccidiosis 5 days post a week long course of antibiotics and after having the medicated feed. I added Sav-a-chick to the water tonight, but it doesn't seem to have helped her. I slightly increased the temperature under the lamp to see if that would help, but I don't have much hope. The progression of the first chick that died is exactly the same as the path this poor chick is on. I use pine shavings, which I started after a week of solid eating and their area is fresh and is thoroughly cleaned frequently.

    I really don't know what to do at this point. I thought we were out of the woods after making it a week and a half after the first death. It just doesn't make sense. Please help me save this chick's life.
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feel bad cuz it happens. i ordered 4 chicks one died after 4 days and 1 at 3 weeks. Then i had one that wouldn't move so i seperated her and gave her scrambled eggs and chic saver water. I assumed she wouldn't make it but now but now shes 16 weeks old and doing great. i think my brooder was too small and she was getting picked on. So don't give up.
     
  3. jthurmann

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    I think the same is happening to our 4-week old chic. What happened to yours? Did it live?
     

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