Emergency Please Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Arkantex, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!!
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you just changed their feed from starter? How is their poop? Have you checked them for mites or lice?
     
  3. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    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.
     
  5. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yes, I would be doing this right away.
     
  7. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What changes have you made if any. You can send them to the agriculture extension and have a necropsy done on them
     
  8. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  9. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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  10. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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