Help -- dead chicks, how to save the others.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensinsamsara, May 20, 2011.

  1. chickensinsamsara

    chickensinsamsara New Egg

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    I got 6 one day old chicks a week ago and 3 have died. The first one was a special order Cochin that came in with a crooked neck. We knew she may not last long, but decided to take her home to see if we could save her. She died the next morning. The other chicks seemed fine and healthy until yesterday morning when I found one dead in the brooder and another on the edge of death. I was able to keep the sick one alive through the day yesterday, but she died last night. The last three seem healthy, but I'm scared to lose them too. What would you do? I have some Sulmet, should I give it to them now or wait to see if they seem sick? The ones that died were a little pasty but I didn't see any bloody poop. I have been giving medicated feed and sav-a-chick. I'm quite certain they are not too hot or cold.
     
  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Are they eating and drinking? If they are eating, drinking, and at a comfortable 95 degrees with room to cool off, I'm stumped.
     
  3. chickensinsamsara

    chickensinsamsara New Egg

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    They do seem to be eating and drinking. The one that was sick all day yesterday stopped eating and drinking much, I was giving her sav-a-chick through an eyedropper but she just got weaker and weaker and then died. These are my first chicks and I am pretty overwhelmed...
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2011

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