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. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    My guess would be to treat for cocci. Even on medicated starter, they can still get it.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree

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