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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new chicky 79, May 15, 2011.

  1. new chicky 79

    new chicky 79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my 3 day old chicks have their eyes shut, kinda crusted over but with no discharge. I put water on them and they open again for a little while but then it happens again. Could they be too hot? or is it a disease?
     
  2. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Im not sure but i just had 6 chicks hatch on thursday and i had one that i notice this happening to on friday. Altough hers didn't look crusty just looked like she couldn't open them. She died in the night friday night. The rest of them are fine.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are sick. Put polyvisol vitamins no iron in their water. They are infant vitamins you buy at the store. Tylan would help too. It's an antibiotic, but buy the powder form. I think it's tylan 50, I'm not 100% sure. If you give them antibiotics, they will need probiotics(probios). I hope they pull through. It sounds like they all have it. I know how hard it is, I just went through this.
     
  4. new chicky 79

    new chicky 79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. I took one look at them this morning and said yeah their sick, I was gonna call the vet, I will try what you have suggested. Why would they get sick I wonder, I've never had chicks before to catch anything?? Anyway, did your chickies make it?[​IMG]
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, and it was very stressful! I used pure amoxicillan(fish mox) in their food. Fish mox is sold in some pet stores or online. I could not find tylan fast enough. It worked well with the vitamins. I even treated the non sick birds, so it wouldn't spread. You most likely brought them home sick.
     
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  6. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little chick didn't survive. I know that is probably not what you wanted to hear. When I posted about it that is not what I wanted to hear either. My little Ewok died after two and a half days. I would wipe it's eyes very gently with warm water and help it eat and drink but it just couldn't make it on it's own. I'm so sorry you are going through this and I wish you all the luck that your little one will pull through with the advice that you are being given.
     
  7. new chicky 79

    new chicky 79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nicole 01: How did u give them probiotics? I now have them on pennicillan and vitamins, hoping for best...now most of my poults and chicks have it. I also have ducklings in with the poults..I hope they are safe to have peniclillan. Treating them all.
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I use probios. I bought it from Amazon the fist day I brought home my chicks. I use 1/4 teaspoon to 4 cups(1 quart) of water. I change their water at least twice a day. I mix the 4 cups in two separate water bottles and the unused water is stored in the fridge. I'm very happy with the outcome of probios. Its designed for animals specifically. Antibiotics are safe. Just don't over medicate with the babies. Sprinkle a little in their food. I use chick starter and get it wet. The chicks love it. However, it's important to use probiotics while giving antibiotics. Yogurt works also. Mix the plain yogurt in their mash. I prefer the probios though. For the vitamins I use just under 1ml in the 4 cups of water along with probios. Good luck! I hope they make it.
     
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  9. new chicky 79

    new chicky 79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that info, much appreciated!
     

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