My flock goes from one sickness to another. I really need some help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dolfi, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. dolfi

    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken math is growing yet not to how much I have incubated and bought. I loose at least 8 chicks a week.
    First it was flow pox and now I thought it was coccidiosis. I gave them corid for a week and I still am losing them. I have them now on a wire cage. They have 5 weeks and seems to be always cold. Temperature outside is in the high 80, (Florida) and they still are suffocating each other.
    I need help.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Are they in a wire cage outdoors? At that age, they still need to be protected from drafts.
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Can we see a picture of the cage and chicks so we can get an idea of your set up?
     
  4. dolfi

    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought that they needed ventilation as well. How can I accommodate them outside?
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have a coop and run ready for them to move into? At their age that's where they really should be rather then in a brooder or cage situation. How many chicks do you have and how much space are they in? Pic's would definitely help.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    There is a huge difference between ventilation and wind blowng on them.
     
  7. dolfi

    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Way too drafty. And that wire bottom doesn't look very safe for little chick feet. If you can set that flat on the ground and put plywood around the sides, but leave the top open, they would do much better.
     
  10. dolfi

    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing is that I did have this on the ground and had all the sides covered. Maybe if I cover all sides and leave it high?
     

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