a couple of chicks having a hard time breathing, eyes closed, died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by soimcrazy, May 13, 2008.

  1. soimcrazy

    soimcrazy In the Brooder

    May 10, 2007
    Dinwiddie Virginia
    have 6 buff orpingtons that are about 6 weeks old. We've had them a month now and all has been fine until Friday. I noticed a couple of them have one eye that is almost shut and real moist. Then they had a hard time breathing and just stood around gasping for air. My wife did some reading on here and bought some Tylan200 and Sulmet drinking solution Saturday. We started treatment and they appeared to be getting better. Woke up this morning and one was dead and the other was having a hard time breathing again, she died a couple of hours later.

    Anyone have this problem?
  2. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    Never had that problem myself, some just fail to thrive. Just want to say I am very sorry I know how upsetting that can be. [​IMG]:aww
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Sorry to here about your birds. Hope you can find a fix to the problem.
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Sounds like the Sulmet didn't have long enough to work. Death from coccidiossis is slowly starving to death with labored breathing towards the end. It's often too late to treat once you notice they're dieing.

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