Emergency Please Help!!!

Arkantex

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
130
0
89
West Texas
I dont know whats going on. In approx 2 days we have had 4 chickens die. Im freaking out. Our chickens are 9 weeks. Fully feathered. I noticed one was really sluggish yesterday morning. Got home yesterday and she was dead. Everyone else looked ok. Got up this morning, 2 more dead and one not moving very much at all. Got home from work today and she was dead and 4 more are actin sluggish, laying down, laying on thier side, barely moving, won't hold head up, eyes closed, move every know and then. I have isolated the 4 from the rest of the flock. They are in my kitchen now in a tote. What is going on???? What do I need to do???? PLEASE HELP!!!
 

TaylorHobbyFarms

Songster
9 Years
Dec 2, 2010
658
15
133
What are the high and low temperatures in your area? Do they have a heat lamp? Is there a draft in the coop? What is the floor area where they are most of the time made of or like?
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
6,770
196
281
I would start by treating for cocci. It won't hurt them to be treated even if they don't have it, and it may save them. A quick round of Corid or Sulmet is a pretty easy course of action.
 

Arkantex

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
130
0
89
West Texas
They are still on starter. Temps have been crazy. it was in the 60's one day last week, had snow a day or two, lows in the 20's coop has pine shaving on the floor. Havent checked for mites or lice, they have a 500 watt heat lamp
 

sherylreno

Songster
8 Years
May 13, 2011
1,813
19
156
Reno, Nevada
They are still on starter. Temps have been crazy. it was in the 60's one day last week, had snow a day or two, lows in the 20's coop has pine shaving on the floor. Havent checked for mites or lice, they have a 500 watt heat lamp

That's pretty warm for them. Can they get away from the heat if they need too? Are they drinking a lot of water? Have you checked the temp of the coop?
 

Arkantex

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
130
0
89
West Texas
Well when they sleep they all huddle up, so that is why it went with the heat lamp. I can checke the temp in the coop when I get home. We had to run into town
 
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Arkantex

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
130
0
89
West Texas
Changes I have made are as follows: Isolated the 4 acting sickly, gave them a some water with a little sugar in it, changed out the bedding in the coop, checked to make sure they had plenty of water and food... And that is it as far as I can remember
 

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