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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Traveler17, Feb 18, 2017.
My chicks 6 weeks old are shaking and cant stand also cant eat or drink whats the problem?
Can you post some photos or a video?
What does the poop look like?
What are you feeding them?
How many are showing symptoms?
How are they housed?
It's hard to know what's going on with the information you have given. My first thought with the age and reported shaking and loss of balance would be Coccidiosis.
Treatment is with Corid which can be found at your local feed store or Tractor Supply (look in the cattle section). Corid dosage 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.
After they finish treatment offer some poultry vitamins and probiotics/plain yogurt.
Some symptoms of Cocci are loss of balance, lethargy, lack of appetite/drinking, diarrhea with mucous or blood, huddling or fluffed up appearance.
Let us know how they are doing.
Also today the skin is dry
Sure, the poop is normal
Iam feeding them starter feed for egger chickens it contains on vitamins ,calcium,yellow corn,soy,wheat
There are two have the same symptoms but i think the others gonna take the same symptoms
Iam keeping them in a cage made of wood and there is a heat lamp and the floor covered with sawdust.
Do you have a thermometer in their brooder? Do they have any insulation like cardboard stapled to the walls of the kennel to reflect and hold warmth? Is there any wind blowing on them?
At 6weeks old they should be fully feathered and not need additional heat, unless you are in a very frigid climate.
I am assuming the "starter feed for egger chickens" is Chick Starter? It isn't layer feed is it? (do you know the brand or have a photo of the bag)
Make sure they are drinking plenty of water-dehydration and overheating could cause some of the symptoms you are seeing. Space and ventilation could also be part of your problem. Photos of your brooder set-up would help
Treating for Cocci may be in order if you don't see improvement after accessing housing, heat and ventilation.