Help! My Chick is Dying!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by broodyemma, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. broodyemma

    broodyemma New Egg

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    I think my 4 week old sex link is dying. She is wheezing very hard and laying down all alone. What to do??? They are my first chickens.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What bedding are you using? What are they eating/drinking? Are they inside your house? In a coop? We need more details.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    have you used med starter? If not it may be cocci ... really need more info...
     
  4. broodyemma

    broodyemma New Egg

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    They are inside my house, they are eating a grain mix we got from a local chicken farm and granite chick grit and they are drinking water. All the others seem fine and that chick is also on and off again fine and seems to be eating/ drinking OK too. They flew the coop today too and were running around my back room (if that helps). It came on all of a sudden. I looked down her throat and she looks clear. TIA
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Is this an unlabeled "house" feed? If so then it is not medicated and being in the house will not prevent cocci. A commercial chick starter does not recquire grit.
     
  6. broodyemma

    broodyemma New Egg

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    Yes, it is unmarked- we wanted to go organic and this was what our feed store recomended for that option.
     
  7. broodyemma

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    I understand that cocci is not curable can I avoid the other chicks catching it? Is it contagous?
     
  8. broodyemma

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    Oh, and they have pine shavings.
     
  9. dlhunicorn

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    Quote:I do not know what gave you that idea...it is totally curable but it hits hard and quick and if you do not use medicated starter this is what happens. Go to your feed store and get the med they have for cocci and follow the directions on that.
     

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