Cannot believe it! Think I've got AE!

banter

Songster
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
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Raymond Maine
I have never had a chick die after being hatched. I hatched Cream Brabanters from eggs
last April. Had a bad hatch out from eggs of this stock and of the three who survived i have lost one today (2weeks old) with classic symptoms of AE. Of the remaining 2, 1 looks iffy and the other is vigorous. Any luck with vitamin therapy?-should I not hatch any more from this stock?
Bummed- never had to deal with anything like this before! the Adults are healthy!
 

banter

Songster
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
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3
189
Raymond Maine
All my adults are from eggs I hatched from 1 source. This is second generation. My adults are healthy and vigorous
 

red-hen

Songster
11 Years
Mar 4, 2008
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What makes you say AE right away? The only chicks that I've heard of on this forum having AE came from one source / hatchery. If that commercial hatchery was not your source, you may have a different illness.

But yes, AE it can be passed from infected hen to hatching egg.

When you say they have the classic symptoms - what are those symtoms that you're seeing?

There are many experts on this forum (not me) who might recognize what is happening if you give much more detailed info.
 

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