- Jun 9, 2010
Hi there, I'm new to chickens and bought 4 black australerps (sp????) 2mos old and 3 barred rocks 3mos old from a place that was less than accetable hygiene. The chicks/chickens seemed okay from what I could tell and it was kind of dark in their house. Anyway, I brought the poor things home and noticed they had bloody stools, did some research and began treating them for cocci the next day. I lost one barred rock and one black ast. We are on the 3rd day of corid and they all seem to be doing well. I'm keeping them under a heat lamp as it is chilly here in NY right now and they seem to need it. The other observation I've noticed is that the smaller black ast. bodies are almost completely bald when the take their wings away from their bodies, like their baby "hair" fell out before their feathers came in???