Help! Babies dying everyday & not sure why

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I purchased 29 chicks from Murray McMurray hatchery. 15 silver dorkings, and 14 other breeds. I picked them up the moment they arrived at the post office and 4 dorkings were dead upon arrival. I've had them in a large jacuzzi tub in the bathroom- heat, food (with some chick grit), & water. Everyone has been fine for a week. Until 3 days ago when I found a dorking dead. Then another one a day later and today is the 3rd day in a row that I have a dead chick- this time a dark cornish. Anything I should look for? I've been watching these guys intensely and they all seem fine- running around, spread out evenly under the heat lamp. I did notice the ones that had died had an enlarged area below their throat- croup maybe? I tried to take a pic of it below:

I'm thinking my next step should be to move them an enclosed room in the barn for some different air? I appreciate any input!
 

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Kiki

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Are you heating only one side of the "brooder"?
Grit is only needed if they are eating other things beside chick feed.

How is their poop?
 

Egg-O-Matic

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Yes, only heating one side of the brooder. I had planned on putting some sod in there for them, but held off due to them dying. I didn't want to add any more variables.
 

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I see you have already been researching cocci.
Just because your chicks got the "shot" and some eat the medicated feed doesn't mean they can't or won't get it.
I would bet money you are dealing with Cocci.
Get some Corid asap.
 

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Thank you!!! I have Corid, I will add it to the water right away. What dosage for week old chicks?
 

Kathy Forsythe

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I purchased 29 chicks from Murray McMurray hatchery. 15 silver dorkings, and 14 other breeds. I picked them up the moment they arrived at the post office and 4 dorkings were dead upon arrival. I've had them in a large jacuzzi tub in the bathroom- heat, food (with some chick grit), & water. Everyone has been fine for a week. Until 3 days ago when I found a dorking dead. Then another one a day later and today is the 3rd day in a row that I have a dead chick- this time a dark cornish. Anything I should look for? I've been watching these guys intensely and they all seem fine- running around, spread out evenly under the heat lamp. I did notice the ones that had died had an enlarged area below their throat- croup maybe? I tried to take a pic of it below:

I'm thinking my next step should be to move them an enclosed room in the barn for some different air? I appreciate any input!
Dip beak in water, and feed game starter mash or crumble. Hope you have marbles for water. and do not over heat. Star
 

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Do you have the powder Corid or the liquid.
what percentage too?
 
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