5 Dead in 24hrs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BREKEN, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. BREKEN

    BREKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    Well i must be doing something wrong.

    My chicks are 5 to 7 weeks. I have them on medicated chicken feed.

    I have bloody stools that i have started to notice ofver last few days. Now their dripping like flies. 5bdead in 24hr and 2 to 3 more on their way out.

    What am i missing?
     
  2. NCcitychicken

    NCcitychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    What brand of feed are you using
     
  3. NCcitychicken

    NCcitychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I would change feed if I were you and quarantine the sickly ones immediately away from the healthy ones. I've never really had a bunch die like that but it's got to be feed or disease related. So I would cover both bases as quickly as you can. Also this is more of a question for someone that knows way more than me can you feed medicated food for too long? This might actually be hurting them or I think maybe it could. I fed medicated for a week then pulled mine off of it. Also used electrolyte for the first week. I have never used either in the past so I don't know much about long term effects of medicated feed.
     
  4. Louise Waffles

    Louise Waffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take a fecal sample in to the vet. It seems like I have read somewhere that they can still get cocci even while eating medicated feed.
    I'm so sorry you are losing chickens! Hopefully some can be saved.
     
  5. BREKEN

    BREKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    Called the vet. They need a fresh sample. By time i drive the 30 minutes chances of finding cocci are slim.. lets say it is cocci. What do i do to treat such young ones?

    Im feeding countrybroad chick medicated. They are almost through the entire 25lb bag.

    Would lack of using grit cause it? I just thought about the fact i havent given them any.
     
  6. NCcitychicken

    NCcitychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish I could help but I don't know enough about it.
     
  7. rubyedmonds

    rubyedmonds Just Hatched

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    Make sure the brooder is in good condition. Chances are, it is a disease. Were the chicks vaccinated? I am not a chicken expert so I have nothing more to say. Sorry for your chick dilemma!
     
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  8. NCcitychicken

    NCcitychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I really don't think they would bleed like that from lack of grit and just drop. Maybe be weak because of no grit, if they are on dirt they are probably getting some grit from the dirt anyway
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I would get some Corid and start treating them. Some poultry nutri-drench too.
     
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  10. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    I agree with keesmom. Excellent advice. Best,
    Karen
     

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