My chicks are sick!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by I-need-help, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. I-need-help

    I-need-help Hatching

    Jun 20, 2019
    Hello, I have never raised chickens before but my friend was given a chick for free and asked me to take care of it.
    Since it was only one chick, I went to an auction and got three polish chicks to keep my chick company. However, once I brought them home, all three of them turned out to be sick!
    I was unsure of what to do, but I only have one heating lamp, so I put all of them into the same tank to stay warm overnight.

    Now all four of them are sneezing, some of their stool is bloody, and the smallest of the polish chicks is pretty lethargic and hangs its wings down a lot.

    I am feeding them medicated chick starter, and I have fed them the yolk of a boiled egg for breakfast the last two days. I'm also giving them electrolytes in some of their water.

    If there is anything else I can do, please let me know! Any help would be appreciated!

    Here are some pictures of them: chickens 2.png chickens 5.png chickens 6.png
  2. tifaus

    tifaus Chirping

    Jun 28, 2017
    Bunnell, Fl
    You have some pretty babies. Go to your local feed store and buy the medication for coccidiosis. Bloody poo is one of a major factor with that. You can mix it with their water and once you treat them for it, you shouldn't have to do it again. If I remember correctly, you can get in powder and liquid form. Make sure they don't get too warm. The first few weeks of your babies life will be difficult sometimes but it's worth it in the end. Let me know if you have anymore questions
  3. I-need-help

    I-need-help Hatching

    Jun 20, 2019
    Thank you so much!
  4. quackersandfern

    quackersandfern Chirping

    Sep 6, 2016
    West Palm Beach, FL
    How old are those chicks? They look very young. Chicks under 1 week of age are not able to get coccidiosis. It is usually not seen until they are 1 month old. I suspect it is some sort of respiratory illness they picked up. Have you tried using the chicken symptom checker tool?
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  5. The feathering in the yellow chick could be a week old, but the featherig on the polish makes them a couple weeks older in my opinion.
    Good luck with the chicks.
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  6. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Thiose chicks are over a week, treat for cocci it won't hurt a thing.
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  7. NorCalChicks101

    NorCalChicks101 Chirping

    Mar 30, 2012
    CA- Bay Area
    apply corrid
  8. Justso

    Justso Songster

    Apr 30, 2015
    Chicagoland DuPage Co
    I wonder, is it safe to treat with coccidiosis medication and have them on medicated feed?
    Corid is the common medication for coccidiosis, this is the same thing that's in medicated chick starter I believe. Let's see what others say.
    @Wyorp Rock , @Eggcessive
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  9. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Crowing

    Feb 6, 2019
    I think you need to take them off the medicated feed when you start the Corid. Be careful of dosing. You can search BYC; I know I've read on here somewhere how to calculate the dose.

    Best of luck!
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  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    You can still keep them on medicated feed while treating with amprollium for coccidiosis.

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