lost 3 chickens so far

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brosnt1, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. brosnt1

    brosnt1 In the Brooder

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    Of 28 Chick We Have Lost 3. One Wouldnt Eat Or Drink And Couldnt Open his/Her Eyes. One Looked Like It Was Smothered. The Last one Looked Sick When We got Home frEm Work And When We Went Out To Lock Them In It Was dead. Is This Normal?
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  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Songster

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    Unfortunately some chicks do not survive. One of the most common causes of deaths in chicks is from Coccidiosis. Every chicken keeper should be aware of the symptoms and dangers of Coccidiosis. Cocci kills very fast,but is easily treated. Cocci is a parasitic infection of the intestinal tract. Cocci is spread by droppings which get into feed/water via droppings. Some symptoms of Coccidiosis are runny/watery poop(may or may not contain blood,depends on which of the 9 stains it is)fluffed feathers,weight loss,lethargic,not eating/drinking properly. If chicks exhibit any of these symptoms,purchase Corid(amprolium). Dose for Corid 20% powder is 1/2 tsp per gallon of water,dose for Corid 9.6% liquid is 2 tsp per gallon of water,treat ALL chicks for 5 days,do not give vitamins during treatment(interferes with medication)give vitamins after treatment. Chicks on medicated starter feed can still have an overload of Cocci.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I answered your first post about this earlier. Look under emergencies and you will find the reply.
     

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