Help! First Time Chicken Owner Sick Baby

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zolachicky, May 2, 2016.

  1. zolachicky

    zolachicky New Egg

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    Hi can some one please help! I bought (more like rescued) three chicks this past weekend. Horrible living conditions! Went to inspect them this morning after a short 3 hours travel on Saturday night. I found this (pic) in the brooder. The person I got them from said they were 3 weeks old. What could be wrong with these chicks? How do i treat them? I have them in a small "quarantine" brooder so not to make my healthy chicks sick.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There is no picture.
    We need a bit more info in order to help you.
    Post photos of what you saw, of your brooder and chicks - tell us about it.
    What type of food/treats are you feeding?
    What symptoms if any are you observing, how are the chicks acting, are they eating/drinking/pooping, etc.
     
  3. zolachicky

    zolachicky New Egg

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    Thank you for your response. I tried to upload pictures but they never went through. I went to the local co-op and the guy there has like 200 chickens. He said it was coccidiosis and gave me the medicine I needed for my little chicks. They seem fine other than the bloody pood but, I'm still giving them the medicine.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, if they have bloody poo then treat them with Corid.
    Dosage for Cocci is 1 1/2 teaspoons Corid powder per gallon or 2 teaspoons of 9.6% Corid liquid per gallon
    Give for 5-7 days - make sure this is the ONLY water available during that time period. Mix a fresh batch at least once a day.

    Let us know how they do.
     
  5. zolachicky

    zolachicky New Egg

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    Okay, so far they acting normal and yes that is the only water they are gettin I wasn't sure how many days so thanks! Should I give any of the water to my other chicks that are in a separate brooder, they have not had any direct contact with the sick chicks. As mentioned above they are in their own booder but in the same room. Also should I give them prebioticsome? I'll try to upload a pic of them.
     
  6. zolachicky

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    * prebiotics auto-correct lol
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would wait until they finish the Corid, then you can give some probiotics or plain yogurt, also some poultry vitamins as well.

    As far as the other chicks in a separate brooder, the Corid won't hurt them if you decide to treat. You may want to practice good biosecurity between brooders to avoid cross-contamination. Using separate tools to clean out each brooder, washing hands before handling the different chicks, etc.
     

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