help sick chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken pro, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. chicken pro

    chicken pro Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a bunch of 4 month old chicks and a hen that looks like a cold but there losing feathers on there head and back they look like there going to pass out untill i bring out food or handle them and then they act fine ???????????
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos of the feather loss you are seeing or a video of their actions and how they look?

    What do you mean, they look like a cold? Do you mean they have symptoms like a cold - any coughing, sneezing, mucous, discharge from the eyes?

    How are they being kept? Do they have access to food and water during waking hours?

    It's hard to know what's going on....at 4months most of their hard feathers should be about in. If you are seeing feather loss, watch to see if there is any feather picking.
     
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