I think my chick is dying! URGENT!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Allie Grace Sanders, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    When my chicks came in, one immediately died. Before it died it had weird seizure movements, and couldn't stand up. Now another chick is doing it. Her legs are shaking and she can't stand up. Is it some type of disease? I did notice one pile of red diarrhea. And the rest of the poop is green. They are only 3 days old. HELP!
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Where did you get them from? While 3 day olds are unlikely to have a disease if from a hatchery, bloody diarrhea could be coccidiosis. Do you have any Corid/Amprolium?
    Keep the bedding bone dry and feeders full.
    Depending on their value, you may want to consider sending a dead on to your lab to determine cause of death.

    Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University


    406 South University St

    West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2065

    Phone: 765-494-7440
     
  3. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    They are chicks from hoovers hatchery. No I don't have those.
     
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  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Keeping the bedding dry will help prevent the others from ingesting too many coccidia oocysts. They need moisture to reproduce.
    Most feed stores and places like tractor supply carry Corid. It is a coccidiastat.
    I added information in my previous post about the Indiana poultry lab.
     
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  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    As @ChickenCanoe is saying it is a very solid idea to keep on hand chicken first aid kit
     
  6. OF65

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    Call Hoover’s and tell them the condition of the chicks when you got them. Sounds like you are due a refund.
     
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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    If they were shipped you need to get some liquid nutrients into them.
    Water with electrolytes works well. You may have to gently tip their beaks into the liquid to encourage them to drink.
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    Make sure they are warm and well ventilated. If they get too hot they will die. It they get to cold they will die. Food and water must be with them at all times.

    Here's some more information for you:

    https://blog.cacklehatchery.com/how-to-care-for-baby-chickens-delivered-by-mail/
     
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  8. ChickenCanoe

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    Most hatcheries only guarantee the chicks wl arrive alive. The most I've ever seen is a 48 hour guarantee, which is generous since once they leave their facility, their health is out of their control.
     
  9. Allie Grace Sanders

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    Now there are four piles of the bloody diarrhea. So I need to get Save-a-Chick and Corrid?
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

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    The sav-a-chick won't help that. Corid is what you need, immediately.
     

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