Dead chick-2sick - blood - any ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedBrush Farm, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 18 Salmon Faverolle chicks that are 4 and a half weeks old. I hatched them and know they have been completely healthy up till today. Kept them in the basement for first three weeks. Moved to barn a week and a half ago and put in brooder. Brooder was clean, sanitized and new shavings used. Today when I got home, 1 was dead, I had to dispatch one and one is alive, but has blood on its bottom. All others seem fine - all are eating and drinking well. I cleaned the water and put in probiotics. Any idea what it could be? What should I do? WORRIED.....
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Are you feeding a medicated chick food? Have they had diarraeha or runny poop? Any possibility that it might be coccidiosis?
     
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  3. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have been feeding medicated food. No runny poo until today and the only poo that was runny was from the chick that has a bloody bottom. I have a heat lamp on them, but it is colder than in the basement - could that be it? Why a 10 days after moving them?
     
  4. Praying for you and your birds!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sourland is correct, sounds like cocci. I recommend that you purchase Corid 9.6% liquid solution, it'll be in the cattle section at the feed store.
    Dosage is 9.5cc's per gallon of water for 5-7 days. Change it daily.
     
  6. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - wish I knew what it was and what to give them....
     
  7. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything is closed tonight, will it be too late if I wait until tomorrow?
     
  8. dawg53

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    You can sprinkle powdered milk on their feed to eat. This will slow down the effects of the protozoa and give you enough time to get the corid tomorrow.
     
  9. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You - off to get powdered milk.
     

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