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Fishychix

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Someone already covered this a bit.. There are at LEAST 9-11 strains of coccidia currently known to effect poultry and only ONE of those will actually present as blood in droppings, causing confusion for folks looking for blood! :hmm


Sorry for you loss also.. :( The death was similar but the cause likely was not. At 3 days old many chicks will fail to thrive as they try to rely on their own digestive system etc as that's about when they run out of energy from their yolk.. and other organs will be needing to function which may not and pass dropping to get waste out of the system.. :hugs


I'm sure you see what I posted first here since your not the first one I quoted.. but will also mention that these are just the ones that effect poultry and there are other strains (maybe hundreds, I'm not sure) that effect cows, sheep, goats, dogs, etc.. :)


If you suspect coccidiosis.. it's HIGHLY contagious and would be wise to treat everyone with Corid.. I's probably go with an outbreak dose! At the stated age consider coccidiosis the most likely cause of death.


Your sister's attention to detail should be applauded.. apologize to her and pay more attention next time she voices a concern to see if you are able to identify what she is seeing. How much age difference is there between you two and who's the elder?

So these chicks were only under heat for a couple days/nights and have not had a mama hen or anything to stay warm under? At a certain point there's plenty of them to huddle and keep each other warm.. BUT.. being overly cold is extremely uncomfortable, making it almost impossible to sleep, diminishes growth, stunting development... not actually saving a dime in heating cost.

I HATE those heat lamps.. they cost soo much to run.. The rent a coop heat plate on Amazon.. will save it's purchase cost in electricity usage on ONE brood literally! The current temps may be fine for a chick that size and such if it isn't under the weather.. The under the weather.. but once other the weather.. all bets were off.. and while they may not ALL need the added heat.. some will definitely benefit from and appreciate you.. Use your best judgement.. do you have a standard 100 watt bulb or anything less intense than that huge red one.. those make it hard for us, though red IS preferred over white..

The other most likely cause.. according to what I've seen through out the thread would be crop issue.. but that wouldn't really makes sense..

If you have more pass and want answers send it in for necropsy. It's only $25 for 2 birds in California.. but here's the links to state labs..
State poultry labs

Anyways.. no judgement.. only thoughts, support, information, and hopefully some encouragement to community I value so much! :fl


Thank you for sharing possibly helpful things when you find them! Have you learned how to book mark useful links for your own future reference yet? When I saw someone else posting fantastic links.. I made it my goal to learn how.. now I'm SLIGHTLY less computer illiterate. :cool:
I recently figured it out. Thanks!
I actually opened each of your links and saved them as web page bookmarks and also PDF’s. Just in case ;)
 

GunnyBun

Chirping
Apr 29, 2020
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Someone already covered this a bit.. There are at LEAST 9-11 strains of coccidia currently known to effect poultry and only ONE of those will actually present as blood in droppings, causing confusion for folks looking for blood! :hmm


Sorry for you loss also.. :( The death was similar but the cause likely was not. At 3 days old many chicks will fail to thrive as they try to rely on their own digestive system etc as that's about when they run out of energy from their yolk.. and other organs will be needing to function which may not and pass dropping to get waste out of the system.. :hugs


I'm sure you see what I posted first here since your not the first one I quoted.. but will also mention that these are just the ones that effect poultry and there are other strains (maybe hundreds, I'm not sure) that effect cows, sheep, goats, dogs, etc.. :)


If you suspect coccidiosis.. it's HIGHLY contagious and would be wise to treat everyone with Corid.. I's probably go with an outbreak dose! At the stated age consider coccidiosis the most likely cause of death.


Your sister's attention to detail should be applauded.. apologize to her and pay more attention next time she voices a concern to see if you are able to identify what she is seeing. How much age difference is there between you two and who's the elder?

So these chicks were only under heat for a couple days/nights and have not had a mama hen or anything to stay warm under? At a certain point there's plenty of them to huddle and keep each other warm.. BUT.. being overly cold is extremely uncomfortable, making it almost impossible to sleep, diminishes growth, stunting development... not actually saving a dime in heating cost.

I HATE those heat lamps.. they cost soo much to run.. The rent a coop heat plate on Amazon.. will save it's purchase cost in electricity usage on ONE brood literally! The current temps may be fine for a chick that size and such if it isn't under the weather.. The under the weather.. but once other the weather.. all bets were off.. and while they may not ALL need the added heat.. some will definitely benefit from and appreciate you.. Use your best judgement.. do you have a standard 100 watt bulb or anything less intense than that huge red one.. those make it hard for us, though red IS preferred over white..

The other most likely cause.. according to what I've seen through out the thread would be crop issue.. but that wouldn't really makes sense..

If you have more pass and want answers send it in for necropsy. It's only $25 for 2 birds in California.. but here's the links to state labs..
State poultry labs

Anyways.. no judgement.. only thoughts, support, information, and hopefully some encouragement to community I value so much! :fl


Thank you for sharing possibly helpful things when you find them! Have you learned how to book mark useful links for your own future reference yet? When I saw someone else posting fantastic links.. I made it my goal to learn how.. now I'm SLIGHTLY less computer illiterate. :cool:
Thank you for all the information! Me and my sister are two years apart I am the oldest, I guess that makes me a little head strong.😳
 

GunnyBun

Chirping
Apr 29, 2020
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Update: I have concluded it was in fact a chill that claimed my poor chick’s life. I have had no further problems with the other chicks, thank the Lord! We had another hurricane come through Friday night so our whole chicken coop and run flooded. One of our younger chickens was soaked and looking like it wasn’t going to make it, we put it under a heat lamp and about an hour later it was up and running around doing fine. So if we could have put that bantam under the heat lamp then maybe it would have lived😣 this was a very good learning experience, I just hate it had to come at the price of one of my babies!
 

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