2 chicks not growing/not active what is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eric in NC, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Eric in NC

    Eric in NC Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2008
    Ok - got 30 from McMurray on 3/11 and I have one Black Australorp and one SS Hamburg that aren't growing like the others, not active, sit with their feathers kind of ruffled and head down. They will get up and eat/drink but they seem to be getting worse (the SS Hamburg was on her side when I came home today and struggled to get up).

    They were vacinated for Mareks, are on medicated feed, have received quick chick (first 3 days and one day a week since then).

    I have isolated them and am feeding boiled egg/yogurt but it seems to be doing nothing for them.

    I could understand the odd "failure to thrive" chick with a defect, but two with the same thing has me worried.

    Any ideas?
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Two out of thirty is not bad. I got fifteen and two were sickly. One died.

    I believe there is a pretty high mortality rate in baby chicks. I hope they make it.
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    I have one that is not growing, but I think my little one is just as active as the others. Good Luck with your babies.

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