limp week old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wulfandwyn, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Earlier today I had one week old chick die mysteriously and now I have another chick that isn't doing so well. I have had the two chicks plus four other chicks (four Swedish Flower hen chicks and one Silkie chick) for about a week and all was going well until today. They were all eating and drinking well and running around a chicks should. I have been giving them a little nutridrench in their water the same as I did with my last batch of chicks that did fine. All of the other chicks seem to be doing fine. The ailing chick is limp and barely moving but is breathing. It doesn't have its eyes open even when I picked it up. I tried to give it some save-a-chick and I think it was able to drink a little.
     
  2. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... the chick passed sometime while I was trying to find out what else I could do. I am worried that it could be contagious and be passed to the four remaining seemingly healthy chicks. Is there anything else I should do?
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would treat for Coccidia with Corid..it is a cattle/swine medication. Most common problems with baby chicks that have no respiratory symptoms is due to Coccidia.
     

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