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baby chicks dying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerpete, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. farmerpete

    farmerpete Out Of The Brooder

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    from farmerpete. just bought six baby black sex links ,six baby rd.island reds,and two araconas. They are starting to die, and a couple of our other young chickens they are in with have died also. This morning we noticed that one of the sex link chicks is pooping blood. should i notify the feed store where we bought them at ,or can someone here tell me what kind of problem they have and what should i do with the chicks?
     
  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it might be coccidiosis. Others are sure to post with more info, but...are you using a medicated feed? Are you feeding them the starter/grower? ETA: You might get more responses by posting this on the emergencies, etc. thread.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are they warm enough too? Are you sure it's blood?
     
  4. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are they on medicated chick feed? It sounds like Cocci.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you certain it's blood? If so, it most certainly is coccidiosis and needs to be treated right away or they will all die. You can get either Sulmet or Corid to treat them with. The Corid seems to do a better job, but sometimes isn't available at all feed stores.
     

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