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Dead 6 week old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Feltmaker, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Feltmaker

    Feltmaker New Egg

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    Went to let the girls out this morning and found a dead 6 wk old Delaware. Daisy was a puzzle, she was growing at an alarming rate, much larger than the others. They are our first chicks so we didn't think anything about it. She did seem to be eating though she did tilt her head and often missed grabbing food out of my hand and took only very small bites. Poop seemed normal.

    Our other chicks a Brown leg horn, Rhode Island Red & and Americana all seem to be fine, but is there something else I should be looking for?

    They are in an outside pen, dirt floor. Coop at night, pine shavings in the coop. Basic Corn food with added greens and food stuffs. Plenty of fresh water.

    Any suggestions would be helpful, Thanks.
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry it is under these circumstances.

    Cocci maybe? Did you notice any bloody poo? Were you feeding medicated chick starter?
    Provide as much info as possible and people will do their best to help you figure out what happened.
     
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  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    You said she was growing at an alarming rate - are you SURE she was a Delaware and not a Cornish X ? Cornish X grow incredibly quickly and often perish quickly due to internal difficulites - as they are a "breed" that has been produced for quick growth/processing.


    Do you have a picture of Daisy with your other chicks?


    Sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. Feltmaker

    Feltmaker New Egg

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    She's the White one, I was told she was a Delaware. This picture was taken last week. I did not do medicated starter feed I did not notice any bloody stools, some white stools other than that all seemed normal.
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Well she does look like a del - No idea what might have happened - could just be "the unluck of the draw" [​IMG]


    Any hunched up, slow moving chicks?
     
  6. Feltmaker

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    No hunched up slow movers, the others are just wondering where Daisy is.
     

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