I think I bought some sick chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkiekeeper, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. silkiekeeper

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    I bought four 2-3 week old partridge showgirl silkies. They are cute as can be but very small in size compared to my 2-3 week olds outside in the coop. One died suddenly the other day, and I feel like there may be another on the way out. All of them seem very quiet and lethargic. It's weird I haven't seen them play together at all. They eat and drink, but mostly just sleep. No bloody in the stool. Not sure what to do?
     
  2. silkiekeeper

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    See how the feathers are bigger than the body?
     

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    This is the one I think will pass soon. :(
     

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  4. Rockporters

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    Have you tried giving them poultry Nutri-drench? I’d do this right away. You can mix it with water or food, or give it by dropper. I’ve even mixed it with unflavored pedialyte to get extra electrolytes into them quickly.

    Are they huddling together in the brooder? Could they be too hot or too cold?
     
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  5. silkiekeeper

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    I don't think they are too cold. They have a heat plate, and nobody is making that screaming uncomfortable noise. They all just seem very quiet.

    There is some diarrhea I just noticed. Maybe I should treat with corid?
     
  6. BlessedmamaAELE

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    If I were you I’d defiantly treat them with corid. I had this happen too. And unfortunately lost all 7 that i bought, even with weeks of trying to keep them alive. It’s like they were too malnourished to start or something and it seemed their immune system was shot. Sure do hope they recover for you!
     
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    I'd try nutridrench immidiatly. If you don't have any try a bit of sugar water. It gives an energy boost.
    Others can chime in about corid. I've not had experience with that yet.
     
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    I would treat them with Corid too. But also give the nutri-drench as well. Keep them hydrated best you can.
     
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  9. silkiekeeper

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    I thought you're not supposed to give vitamins with Corid?
     
  10. Rockporters

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    Oh maybe so. I’ve done it, which doesn’t make it right. Ignore that and follow what others have said.
     
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