new chicks sick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazyhen, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 7 baby orp. and one somewhere is pooping bloody poo also one is lig. poo. Is this normal? They are in a brooder never used before and have all new materials. They are on med. feed for littlechicks. Should I be doing more? Oh I put them on electrolytes and sugar water when I got them. Please help these are my first. The temp is doing well in my brooder . Jean
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    They have only eaten chick starter?? I know some brands of chick started (not sure which brands) have caused bloody looking poop in my older chicks but ended up being something in the food, Are you sure its blood ????
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    They have only eaten the starter. no other food. Jean
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Is the food medicated? Could it be Coccidia?
     
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    The food is medicated. The stool is mostly mucous. Now the chick seems tired and is staying under the light. All the others are further away and flying playing etc.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If you are seeing blood in the poop, I would treat for coccidia. I had to treat mine, I used Sulmet liquid, and the next day the chicks were fine.
     
  7. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    how much sulmet do you use for 3 day olds? Is it the same as larger young pullets? How much per qt. Thanks jean
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Add 2 tablespoons (1 fl oz) to each gallon of drinking water

    Medicate as above for 2 days, then reduce amount of Sulmet Drinking Water Solution to one-half above for 4 additional days

    That would be 1/2 tablespoon per quart.
     
  9. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Should I keep them on the sugar/electrolyte solution with that as well? jean
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I didnt when I treated mine. What kind of electrolytes do you have? Mine is by durvet and can be added to the food, that is what I did.
     

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