four month old chick dead, 2 others ill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KarenLlew, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. KarenLlew

    KarenLlew New Egg

    Aug 21, 2011
    This morning I found one four month old chick dead another one weak and listless...both are Brahmans, I also took a four month old silkie into the house yesterday for the same reason. They are drinking, but not too interested in eating and weak. I have seen what appears to be a bit of bloody poop from one one of them. Should I force feed? The two who are ill are in the house together in a dog kennel, where I can keep them warm and watch them. My adult birds are fine and the other seven assorted four month old chicks seem well. they have been in the main coop for about a month, beside the older birds, but not mixed in yet. Any ideas what I should do?
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    A couple of possibilities

    They may be experiencing coccidiosis, which can be treated with a couple of different meds.

    I would also watch to make sure the others are letting them eat and drink. Sometimes the young birds will get bullied away from food and water.

    Good luck.
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2011
    I would treat for Cocci and get some electrolytes in them fast.

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