Died after a week.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AriLovesChickens, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. AriLovesChickens

    AriLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently brought home two new chicks to add to ones I'd hatched a week before. The new ones seemed to do fine and were only slightly smaller than the chicks I had. Today, nearly a week later, I found them dead. Does that seem weird? Could they have been sick, or are they more likely to have been trampled? I thought we were in good shape since we made it past their first week. [​IMG]
     
  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Was mostly likely cocci -- even after a week. You don't have to see bloody stools for it to be cocci. They might have just been weaker chicks (immune system-wise) than the chicks you hatched and couldn't handle the cocci levels in the environment. Sometimes the signs of fighting a cocci infection are as seemingly innocuous as them falling asleep standing up but rocking forward waking themselves up repeatedly. Whereas healthy chicks just slump down and sleep.

    Sorry about those chickies. [​IMG]
     
  3. AriLovesChickens

    AriLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That sounds like a likely cause. I didn't notice any symptoms but maybe I wasn't watching them closely enough.
     

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