I am losing all my chicks :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lady~Araucana, May 21, 2010.

  1. Lady~Araucana

    Lady~Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday my husband found one of our 6 week SLW's dead in the larger brooder pen that we have. Then this morning we lost 3 more SLW's and 1 of our Black Jersey Giants. THey are all the same age and in the same pen seperated from the other chickens. I noticed that there was bloody poop on the ground and started doing some reading and i think they might have Cocci. I ran to TSC and got some Corid and started treatment. Got home later this evening and went to check on them and they all seem very sick but all were alive. Went back about a hour later and found another SLW had past [​IMG] . I am so afraid that i am going to lose them all. Is there anything else i can do, is it to late?
     
  2. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chicks this year, but what about the medicated feed?
     
  3. Lady~Araucana

    Lady~Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    They are on medicated Chick starter and have been since we brought them home. I am in shock as we have had chickens for many years and have never had this happen, i just went out and checked on them and another one of the SLW's was dead [​IMG] that is 6 SLW's and a BJG gone in 2 days. My heart breaks for them, i am wish there was more i could do!
     
  4. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's odd! I thought medicated chick feed specifically targeted cocci! Are you sure that's what they have? Do you see anything else besides the bloody poop?

    ETA - I'm sorry this is happening to you! I can't imagine how sad that must be [​IMG]
     
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  5. Lady~Araucana

    Lady~Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been watching them and have looked them over and the only thing i can find not right is the bloody stools. They all seem very lethargic and all go to one corner to sleep or just stand there. They arnt eating well at all but when i put the waterer in there with the corid in it they were all drinking. I am so confused!
     
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  6. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    I think that your on the right track... cocci will make them thirsty... keep up the treatment as directed and hopefully the rest will recover... [​IMG]
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I had a couple that weren't doing well a few days after the hatch. Doing as you said, just sitting there with their little heads down. But, I didn't see any bloody poo. I found out that the others weren't too bossy for them to get to the water or feeder. I seperated them, let them eat and drink on their own, which they did, until they were stronger...my chicks do get the medicated feed...sorry, I know this is different than yours, but not sure if you have them with older chickens? I read somewhere in this forum, that sugar..and something else??? can't remember the combination, in the water sometimes picks them up.
    Good luck. sorry again..it's so sad to see them die. [​IMG]
     
  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    you can put powdered milk in their feed anout 1/8 powdered milk to starter feed to help coat the intestines and get them to stop bleeding while you do the other treatment. it helps a lot.
     
  9. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah...it does sound like cocci. [​IMG] I hope you can bring the rest back around!
     
  10. Lady~Araucana

    Lady~Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    They are sperated from all the older Chickens, and i am gonna try to pick up some powdered milk tomorow. Praying that the Corid will kick in very soon!
     

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