Did I get duped?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by mirandalola, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. mirandalola

    mirandalola Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 13 1-week-old chicks from a backyard chicken farm about 2 weeks ago. I drove to the farm personally and brought them home in a cat carrier :) About 2 days later, one of them died, and within a few days 3 more had died. By then I figured out it was coccidiosis and started them on Corid and they stopped dying. Now they have lice, and two of them have swollen, red, watery eyes (which I'm still not sure is eye worm or something respiratory).

    Is this normal? For chicks to get problems so quickly? They've had very little contact with the outside world and I keep their brooder clean, so I have a hard time believing that it's my fault. Should I try to send back the remaining chicks and get some replacements from a better breeder?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That definitely sounds like the result of contagious disease and poor management. I would certainly take them back, get a refund, and purchase from a more reputable source.
     
  3. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is not normal.
     
  5. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not normal. Do you feed medicated chick food? Are you sure they are warm enough? Are you adding either probiotics or ACV to their water?
     

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