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Chicks become lazy and die

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sadiqeen3210, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Sadiqeen3210

    Sadiqeen3210 In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2016
    I have chicks at home since around 5-6 weeks. Earlier i had 11 farm baby chicks. Gradually one after another chicks became lazy and were not eating and drinking and died at the end. 8 out of 11 died in same way. 3 died of other reason.
    Then i had 4 domestic chick (not baby chick). 1 died in same way. Now 3 left.
    1 chick out of 3 have became lazy and not eating and drinking.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] When i try to catch it, it don't resist much and don't shout like the healthier two domestic chicks.
    Chicks stay in roof (concrete flooring) whole day. Coop is made of ply wood. Back of coop is wall and some sand on floor of coop.
    The chicks try to catch Housefly but they can't . No other insect is there except tiny ants. And Chipmunk come there to steal some chi I usually feed them cooked/boiled rice and pearl millet.

    What is happening to them? And whats the cure?

    Healthy Brown Chicken: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B530my1mA2f7WEhjRHlQRUNWd3M
    Lazy brown chicken : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B530my1mA2f7SHlYZi1TZm8xaGs
    lazy brown chicken not eating: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B530my1mA2f7aTZ4RU9RUjNWWjg
    Coop: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B530my1mA2f7Z1FQYlV6dnUydGM and https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B530my1mA2f7MTczZjNhZ2ZBMWs

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Boiled rice and millet does not provide a balanced diet. They need a balanced commercial diet or if that is not available protein, vitamin and vegetable supplements to what you are feeding them.
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Yup, it sounds like me like malnutrition could be a factor.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016

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