New Chicks with Prolapsed Butts!!

sega

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Purchased some chicks from a Breeder and had them shipped to me. When I received the chicks, 13 all together 6 of the 13 have wet runny butts and are prolapsed. They also STUNK to high heaven!! The other 7 were and still are very healthy. I am wondering if anyone on here might have an Idea as to what may have been going on? 5 of the sick chicks passed away. I tried treating them with Electrolytes, Corid, Penicillin and finally TetraMed. Nothing seemed to help at all. The 6th chick is still alive and in a Brooder by its self. It appears to be doing ok but I am not wanting to place it in the big pen with my other chicks. I am afraid it will pass along whatever it has.. Anybody got any idea on what this may be and how to treat it? A
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ChickenCanoe

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IF they are salvageable, they need probiotics.
Your treatments were either ineffective (electrolytes) or made matters worse (everything else you gave). Day old chicks couldn't have been infected with coccidia so Corid was unnecessary. It is also extremely unlikely that day olds would be infected with a bacteria that can be cured by penicillin. What it will do is kill all bacteria in the gut, both good and bad. Chicks hatched and raised by a healthy hen will acquire gut health bacteria from her - incubator hatched chicks won't. So you basically bombed the gut microbiome.

I would get some https://gro2max.com/ as soon as possible. Usually TSC carries it or you can order it from their site.
It is formulated specifically for chickens.
 

sega

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10 Years
Aug 6, 2010
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Ludowici, GA.
IF they are salvageable, they need probiotics.
Your treatments were either ineffective (electrolytes) or made matters worse (everything else you gave). Day old chicks couldn't have been infected with coccidia so Corid was unnecessary. It is also extremely unlikely that day olds would be infected with a bacteria that can be cured by penicillin. What it will do is kill all bacteria in the gut, both good and bad. Chicks hatched and raised by a healthy hen will acquire gut health bacteria from her - incubator hatched chicks won't. So you basically bombed the gut microbiome.

I would get some https://gro2max.com/ as soon as possible. Usually TSC carries it or you can order it from their site.
It is formulated specifically for chickens.
Living and Learning. Giving the one that is left Electrolytes. Hopefully the last one will make it. So what do you think caused this in the 1st place? When I received the chicks they already looked sick.
 

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Not having food or water when shipped not to mention the clean slate in the gut, anything is possibly a cause.
You have at least three poultry diagnostic labs in GA. Without knowing the problem, you don't know how to proceed. With so many possibilities anything offered would be a guess.
Is it true all but one are dead?
Here are your labs.

Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
The University of Georgia
501 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens Georgia 30602-5023
Phone: 706-542-5568

Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network
3235 Abit Massey Way
Gainesville, Georgia 30507-7745
Phone: 770-766-6810

University of Georgia
Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
43 Brighton Road
Tifton, Georgia 31793-3000
Phone: 229-386-3340

https://www.gapoultrylab.org/

https://vet.uga.edu/diagnostic-service-labs/veterinary-diagnostic-laboratory/

They will send you a fedex label so you can ship a carcass to them if they are too far away.
 
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