Help. Chicks dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yoopergirl1211, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi i got some ducks today tbat came with some boy chicks all of tbe chicks are dying looks like tbey are having seizures. Now one of the ducks head is bobbing and foam around bill. What do I do temps space water have all been correctly done i think
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Give us more information and we may be able to help. That is, where did you get them, how old are they, were they shipped, what have you done since you got them, what is your brooder set up, what is your waterer and feed setup, how are you providing heat, what is the bedding you are using, and so on.
     
  3. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry got them today 2 days old. Almost all chickz and one duck died and now my 7 week olds are dying. They were fine a couple hours ago. Sorry trying to give vitamin and corrid. Its like they are seizing
     
  4. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I've been running around like mad trying to help them. Could something in a bag of food get them all sick and die of seizures.
     
  5. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is where I'm at. I had 15 seven week old standards, 25 two week old bantams in separate rooms of house. I know the standards were fine last night and seemed fine the couple times I checked in am till about noon. Bantams were good as well. I ran out and got a new bag of food and fed the stndards with it. At I think 1 I brought home 5 East Indie duckings and there were 8 roo chicks in there for warmth. They seemed fine but was having a hard time Getting the chicks to drink. After about 45 min i gave them the new food as well as a little to bantams. Ducks ate so did most of chicks. By 230 the new chicks started dying. They went limp and then had what seemed like a seizure and died. A little after that started i heard a noise in big brooder. One of the standards was dead. We separated the ones not standing and put the ones that seemed okay in separate room. Then two Bantams died. We then went through switched washed and got a new food for everyone. Also got a new carbon monoxide detector.
    Everyone that wouldn't stand is now dead. Death count is
    9 of 15 standards
    2 of 25 Bantam
    5 of 5 ducks
    7 of 8 day old roos.

    Also had a 1 year old that I put cage in a different room before this started.

    Any ideas on what happened or if it is done. I have one little roo left. Not sure what to do with him by himself. Dont understand why the Bantams survived pretty much okay. Sorry I didn't really start this correctly. I was freaking out. I gave everyone corid and vitamins.
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    You got them all 2 days ago? Locally or by mail?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    New heat lamp bulbs? Sometimes they can have a coating on them that is toxic.
     
  8. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its over. Woke up today and no more died. Pretty sure it was food. I had just opened the bag and gave it to everyone. I lost birds in 4 different brooders and one of them was locked in a different room with no access to the others. As soon as i took it away no one else got sick and the way they died fits. Going to get it tested. Just bad luck I gave it to the new ones. Really sucked.
     
  9. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure you contact the manufacturer! What is the date on the bag (out of curiosity)?

    I lost 28 out of 53 chicks myself this weekend, though I believe it was from cold and shipping stress. But I know what its like having so many drop so suddenly :(
     
  10. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just talked to people from Penn state. They are going to test birds and feed for me.
     

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