Chicks dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blueberrygirl, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Blueberrygirl

    Blueberrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We got some chicks (94 of them) from a livestock auction last week & they keep dying. They were day old & we've done this many times successfully & have never had this problem. We haven't changed anything we're doing. We have no idea why they're dying. They're fine, then when we go to check on them there's one dead
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    You may want to treat for cocci. Are they on medicated feed?
     
  3. lilchickers

    lilchickers New Egg

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    Ok I'm new to this site and new to chickens. Ok so I have a massive problem. I bought 10 white leghorns all died but two I one day. Ok waited a week those two are Makin it so I then decided to mix it up a bit. So now I have my two leghorns, three white barred rock chicks, two black barred chicks, and five australorps. Everything's been going great so far. Until today I went to bed with 12 chicks, woke up with only 6. The rest died. Now the first set I had I know had gapeworms. The brood er was bleached down and properly cleaned. Bowls and all. But this last set I am stumped on. So chick number 6 my beautiful black barred rock hen was hanging on for dear life. All of the chicks that I have are at least a month old. My leghorns were going on 2. I still have one left. But anyway, so she is lifeless, shallow breathing, not eating or drinking, didn't have a running stool but it did have a little white in it. She had been fed the same thing as the rest of my chicks. Dumor chick starter. And about once a week a bowl of vitamin water. (The powder you mix in a gallon of water that's made specially for young chicks) now I have moved the remaining chicks to a makeshift brood er I haven't had a chance to sanatize the other one yet. And my last australorp hen is about the go she is acting the same way.....what am I doing wrong?
     
  4. Blueberrygirl

    Blueberrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I just bought dumor chick starter. I didn't check if it's medicated. It's the same stuff I always use. The brooded was bleached. The waterers & feeders weren't. How do I treat for cocci?
     

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