Help...... group of 7 week old chicks dying one by one.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kittykat2003uk, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. kittykat2003uk

    kittykat2003uk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning i went out to 2 dead chicks and 1 dyingg right in front of me... Everyone else seemed fine... Although now there are more that are lethargic... they have liquid in coming from their mouths, and there is a small amount of blood on the coop floor..... but no blood around any of their vents..... None want to eat but they have been drinking,..... PLEASE HELP!!! anyone have any ideas??
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The live ones have liquid coming out of their mouths? If they were mine, I would start treating for coccidiosis with Corid (amprolium) and give them a heatlamp.
     
  3. kittykat2003uk

    kittykat2003uk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were all treated when born for coc with Paracox
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Does Paracox work on all known strains of coccidia that chickens get ( I think there are at least 11)? I did a quick search and saw that there are two types, Paracox 5 and Paracox 8. Does that mean that 5 provides immunity against 5 strains and 8 against 8?

    Maybe they have a strain that the vaccine doesn't work on? Just guessing... That said, if I were 100% sure that they didn't have coccidiosis, I would deworm them with Fenbendazole and maybe give them a broad spectrum antibiotic.

    What does their poo look like? Foamy? Runny? Color? Does it smell?

    If your dead ones had water coming out of their mouths, that's normal. If it's the live ones, does it come out when you pick them up or when they put their heads down a little? When their crops are full of water you have to be careful when holding them and if they're really sick, sometimes they will throw up .
     
  5. kittykat2003uk

    kittykat2003uk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another 2 have died tonight.... We have brough the rest in the warm. There poo is perfect. They were hatched from eggs that we brought,..... I aint buying anymore eggs again [​IMG]
     
  6. seminolewind

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