New Feed Store Chicks / Chicks with bloody poops

EasterEggersRULE

Chirping
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Dec 13, 2010
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I finally found a legal place to keep chicks so i went to the feed store ( in houston not corpus) and was only going to get 2 brown leghorns well i ended up with 13 chicks . Is this the start of chicken math ?? I got 6 barred rocks 4 buff opringtons 2 production reds and ONE brown leghorn (only one left) . Will post pics as soon as i get my stupid camera to work.

Another thing. I have 3 barred rock chicks that have bloody loose dropings they are listless and are SCREAMING at the top of there chicky lungs they where fine when i got them to the brooder this morning and now they are not eating or drinking and are just laying there cheeping. They are on medicated chick starter.
 

BellevueOmlet

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That was my concern when I saw your post earlier. I hope it is nothing but that is what it sounds like. Have they been on medicated feed since birth?
 

EasterEggersRULE

Chirping
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Dec 13, 2010
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Yes they have been on medicated feed since they got them from the hatchery. I found one of the barred chicks dead this morning
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It was the REALLY sick one that acted cold all the time. I am keeping them warm at %83 right under the heat leamp since there about 2 weeks and they have fresh clean water. Do you know where i can get the medication to treat them with ??
 

FMAFarms

Songster
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Feb 20, 2011
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Call your local state extension office and ask if they can recommend a livestock veterinarian, one specialized in poultry. It'll be costly, though. Another option - I've found that Randall Burkey has the best variety of poultry medications, topical ointments, antibiotics. The web site is randallburkey.com ... good luck!
 

easttxchick

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Aug 3, 2009
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Yes they have been on medicated feed since they got them from the hatchery. I found one of the barred chicks dead this morning
sad.png

It was the REALLY sick one that acted cold all the time. I am keeping them warm at %83 right under the heat leamp since there about 2 weeks and they have fresh clean water. Do you know where i can get the medication to treat them with ??

If it's cocci-you can get it at Tractor Supply or most feed stores.
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
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Corid also comes in liquid form. I get a 16 oz bottle for about $20. Use 10 cc in a gallon waterer once a day for five days. Medicated feed has limited benefit so it's still common for them to get cocci, even when they've been on it from hatch.
 

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