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HELP baby chicks are dying

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rollins2708, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Rollins2708

    Rollins2708 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched these babies out on 4-10-2009 and all seemed well until tosay. I found one this morning spitting up what appears to be blood. What can I do to save the rest of them?
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you give us more info?
    What type of bedding?
    Feed?
    Poop?
    Are their butts clean?
     
  3. Rollins2708

    Rollins2708 Out Of The Brooder

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    There butts are clean and the food is 20% chick starter from tractor supply. The bedding is wheat straw. The brooder temp was 85 this morning.
     
  4. Spitting up bloos is pretty serious.
    Really there is only one disease that ii know about that could do this.

    I would suspect another problem though. If you can isolate the chick you are having problems with.

    I doubt that you have a disease that is causing this at this age and contracts with other birds.

    NOW, you may have brought the disease to your chicks, but you would have known about it from the source.
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, sounds like everything is ideal. I would definately isolate the sick ones and maybe someone has an idea of what it could be or how to correct it, I'm at a loss. So sorry you are having troubles.
     
  6. Rollins2708

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    Thank you I have it seperated but it is barely moving. It won't even stand on it's own. I'll hope for the best.
     
  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read some information on Infectiouslaryngotracheitis. Read info on this under common poultry diseases and see if this sounds like it. I hope its just an isolated case of something else with the little sick one. ILT is very contagious. Best of luck to you and your babies.
     
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