Australorps breed Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by call ducks, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did just finish 6 days with Corid in the water. Do you think that had something to do with it?

    Dan
     
  2. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    You betcha ! Corid ties up all sorts of vitamins. That's why I keep my babies on medicated feed until they are 4 months old.I haven't had to use Corid in 20 years. Get Poly Vi Sol , WITHOUT IRON , into that baby QUICK ! I'd put $ on the fact that it is NOT Mareks, but a vitamin deficiency.
     
  3. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I questioned vitamin E deficiency myself. -but im far from an expert.
     
  4. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got some Sav A Chick Electrolytes & Vitamins on hand. I can put that in his water this morning ASAP. Good idea?

    Dan
     
  5. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    Do that, but get the Poly Vi Sol . It works !
     
  6. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    meanv2 - if you don't already do so, add some wheat to your feed. BOSS helps some too. broccoli may help some if you can get him to eat it.

    I don't know what you use for feed, a lot of commercial feeds are lacking. the main source would be corn in a lot of feeds for cost reasons. this time of year birds don't eat as much corn, they don't need the heat from it. between that and heat, it causes the symptoms you mentioned.
     
  7. cbnovick

    cbnovick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not tried Gatorade...great idea.
    Unflavored Pedialyte (baby section) of grocery store or drug store works great too. No need to dilute.
     
  8. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is young 9 weeks old. He has been on Purina Game Bird Starter since the very beginning. He has also received Quinoa grains & scrambled eggs a couple of times a week. I also use BOB every 2 weeks as they suggest.

    Thanks everyone for all the info!!

    Dan
     
  9. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    If you will get your babies on medicated starter, you won't have this problem again, or coccidia either.
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Medicated feed has Amporlin in it. The feed manufacturer has to add niacin to the feed to compensate. The chicks can still wind up being deficient in other vitamins if using medicated feed. Is there an organic medicated feed?

    Mary, the Sherriff had a couple of Cream Legbar chicks die from mis formulated medicated feed(verified by UCD Necropsy).
     
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