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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bamagirl68, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 28 day old chick? she is bunched up like she is cold. Been doing this for 2 days. The weather has turned quite a bit colder here. Is this all that it is? She looks fluffed up with her head pulled into her. My roo baby seems to have had a seizure or heart attack and died yesterday but he was acting fine up until he seized. what should I do???
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a lamp or light for heat for it it sounds like it it cold
     
  3. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    When birds fluff up like that it usually means something is wrong with them.
    When I bred bugies, if they acted like that it meant they were about to die, but I've seen my chickens act like that from a simple cut and they got over it in a day or two.
    Since you had one die, I would suggest keeping a close eye on things and look for more symptoms.

    Hopefully someone with more experience in the treatment and diagnosis of chicken illness will respond.

    GL
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, im no expert but she sounds like she needs warmth as chickencrazzy mentioned.
    What heating have you got, she is still young and if she catches a chill at night then she will also perish.
    Good luck, let us know how she goes.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    is the chick starter you are giving them medicated?
     
  6. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am giving them medicated food, had them vaccinated at the hatchery and have a heat lamp in the coop. I think I am doing everything by the rules. Spoiling them too. I have held her and petted her extra too. she is eating ok also.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They were vaccinated at the hatchery and you have given them medicated food? Once vaccinated they do not get medicated food it voids the vaccination.

    I never feed my chicks medicated food. I think they are better served building a natural immunity.

    I am sorry you are having troubles and for your loss.
     
  8. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope she's doing better! Keep us updated!
     
  9. chickenbutt

    chickenbutt Out Of The Brooder

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    MissPrissy, I am also in Central VA and I haven't seen medicated food in Southern States or Tractor Supply so they get regular food whether they want it or not [​IMG] I don't think they were vaccinated.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is the farm/feed stores that are not chain stores that I see the medicated feeds here.
     

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