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Help lost 3 babies in the past week

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bstarr20, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    The first one at about 4 days old another 2 days later and one more today. They are in a brooder with shavings. Eating medicated chick start and ACV in thier water. They are in the garage under a light. 2 were silkies hatched here the one today was an Orp was shipped. They are all just over a week old now. The silkies were with the hens for a few days before being moved to the brooder with the Orps. Any ideas. Didn't notice anything wrong until they were just laying there.

  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

    May 1, 2011
    If the ones were already on dirt, I would say that your problem might be coccidiosis. I would start the remaining ones immediately on Corid. The medicated feed is only an aid in preventing Coccidiosis. It won't stop it from happening if the conditions are right. You also don't have to see bloody poops for it to be coccidiosis.

    Treat with Corid. It won't hurt if they don't have it but, it will save them if they do.
  3. soler

    soler Songster

    May 1, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    totally agree with leadwolf! If you get the 9.6% solution, do 9.5 cc/ml per gallon.

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