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Ill Easter Egger Chick! To Cull or not to Cull??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fresh Eggs, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    I have a new batch of 26 chickens.....[​IMG] 1 bsl auddenly died:hit. It had mucus bubbling around its beak:barnie. Now, an EE chick is showing the same symtoms!!!![​IMG]

    IDK if I should euthanize it so it does not infect the others, or to quarentine it till it gets better.[​IMG]


    Fresh Eggs
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I would, at the very least, remove it from the other chicks and put it in quarantine to observe it. Then clean everything in the brooder.

    Is the mucus the only symptom it has? How is its behavior/poo, etc.?
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    How old are these chicks? Definitely take this one out and clean out their waterer thoroughly with boiling water and clean the rest of the brooder as well. I don't know much about diseases with tiny babies that sound like what you describe. Hopefully, somebody else with sufficient knowledge will come along to help.
  4. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    Are they on medicated chick feed? If not, you need to get them on it ASAP.

    Kathy in Texas
  5. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    They are 4 days old, they are on medicated feed. The chick cannot stand, and it keeps its eyes closed most of the time.
  6. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    The poo is not common, but looks normal
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    I have had a chick hatch like that I could not decide what to do, my instinct was to cull it but wanted to give it a chance, it died on its own in 24 hours. If yours is not perking up it will probably die on its own as well. Sorry!
  8. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    This baby chick can only walk about two steps and then stops and sits. She does not open her eyes so she cannot see the food or water. She drinks when I dip her beak and she pees, no poop since no food. She made it through the night and slept with about 6 other chicks around her.
  9. cleanwhitepage

    cleanwhitepage New Egg

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hello-- We had one of our chicks get weak and sick looking- after a little research thought it might be "pasted up" (dried poop blocking vent). put liquid dish soap on her bum, rubbed it in , washed off with water, put her back in the incubator. within a minute she pooped, big, dark, and gross. She was fine after that.
  10. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Crestview, Fl
    Hey Fresh Eggs,

    Any news:/? It's been awhile and I was wondering how this all turned out.

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