Chicks with poor immunity?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Has anyone ever had chicks/young chickens from one breed or hatch that seemed to have a poor immune system and catch various illnesses moreso than other hatches?
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Seminole, can't say that I have. However, with my latest batch of chicks (bought at the feedstore for a broody) I do have a chick that just isn't growing. Eats, drinks and plays well, so I'm just letting nature take its course.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I've just not had any trouble with prior chicks I've hatched.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If the parent birds are carrying an illness it can pass to the chicks and make them unthrifty......
     

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