1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

sick 3 week old chick :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lots A Cluckin, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,830
    43
    178
    Feb 28, 2012
    I have a 12 3 week old assorted layer chicks and one of the EE's sounds like she is weezing when she makes any kind of sound....we recently moved them out side into a nice brooder box we built in the coop the temperatures at night are around 60-65 degrees fahrenheit and the day time temps are 80-90 degrees fahrenheit....So I dont think they got to cold....I think the problem might have been where I did not clean the poop out of the brooder box for a week and a half...but now there brooder is clean and has fresh shavings in it....But I need to know what I should do to make her better...and what do you think it is?....what caused her to start weezing? any help is very much appreciated [​IMG]



    oh yes we have a brooder lamp and the temp in the brooder never gets below 80 degrees fahrenheit.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  2. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,830
    43
    178
    Feb 28, 2012
    I wonder if that save-a-chick at TSC would work for her?
     
  3. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,830
    43
    178
    Feb 28, 2012
    we also feed medicated feed so I am not sure if she even needs any kind of antibiotics or if they are getting enough medicine to fight off what ever it is she has....should I separate her from the rest?
     
  4. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,830
    43
    178
    Feb 28, 2012
    not sure what to do...now I have a bantam Cochin that sounds a little weezy :(
     
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,705
    99
    213
    May 1, 2011
    The medication in the feed is just to help prevent coccidiosis. It will not help with anything else. I would start them all on Duramycin...you can find it at tsc. You put it in their drinking water. Good luck with them!
     
  6. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,830
    43
    178
    Feb 28, 2012
    ok thank you I will get some as soon as possible.
     
  7. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,830
    43
    178
    Feb 28, 2012
    should I separate the sick from the rest?
     
  8. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,705
    99
    213
    May 1, 2011
    At this point, I would just treat them all....
     
  9. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,830
    43
    178
    Feb 28, 2012
    ok thanks so much
     
  10. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,705
    99
    213
    May 1, 2011
    You are very welcome :) I hope this does the trick and they are better soon :)

    The other thing I would do is keep the brooder very clean and bleach everything...brooder, feeders and waterers.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by