Help chicks are dropping like flies..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Malcom1990, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Malcom1990

    Malcom1990 New Egg

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    Ordered some isa browns from town hatchery. They are dropping like flies their heads start to hang to the side then they start to sit on their belly and flop dead.. what could be wrong?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm not an ER expert, but pending advice from our experienced members, you may wish to try adding vitamin supplements / electrolytes to their water to try and give them a boost (even adding honey to their water will help a little).

    Hope that the ER members can help out, but being a Sunday, you may have to wait a short while.

    I would also call the hatchery and ask for their advice.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  3. Malcom1990

    Malcom1990 New Egg

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    Have already done that no help.. I'm thinking a disease or something they caught during shipping maybe.. they were shipped from Michigan
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Shame its not helped. Maybe someone can shed some light on what it could be during the course of the day.
     
  5. ChickensNCats

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    You may have a contagious illness in your flock that one of them picked up on the trip. Quarantine the ones that seem "ill" to you, & take away the dead ones ASAP. Look into symptoms the chickens depict, and do some research so you can treat them.
    Also, my advice would be to, next time, purchase chicks from a local hatchery or a friend. I buy my from Tractor Supply and a friend, and have never had any illnesses in my flock.
    Hope they do better, hope this helps!
     

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