serama chick dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dadsdeercamp, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    i have a 2 week old serama incubated and brooded by momma hen that is laying on its back shaking, stumbles, looks real sick. what could be wrong, should i remove it or its brother from the nest and put in a brooder? im having a real hard time keeping these serama chick alive. what im i doing wrong?
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  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check and make sure it does not have pasty butt if it does clean it off well
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    You're not the only one to have problems raising serama chicks. They don't seem to be as hardy as other breeds. You might have better luck on the serama thread in the breeds, genetics section. Hope you get help soon.
     
  4. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    had to cull couldnt watch him suffer any more
     
  5. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you ever find the other chick that was missing?
     
  6. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    no still thinking alien abduction
     
  7. ocseramas

    ocseramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they have a neurological problem that is inherited. If you are having this often, might want to consider another hen or roo. They could be passing on a defect that is causing this or a disease. I find the vast majority of chicks to be extremely health and rarely have a problem. Also, what are you feeding the chicks? Are you changing the water twice per day to make sure it is clean?
     

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