- Jan 11, 2014
Hi, I have raised many baby chicks in the past few years and have never seen anything like this before. My friend got five baby chicks from tractor supply on Tuesday and they have been acting sleepy. also very lethargic and weak. So, she kept them nice and warm and comfortable. But when she went to the coop this morning, they were all dead except for one. Who was still weak and sleepy. She gave him to me to care for for the night. I have him in a small box under a heat lamp. He is slowly getting more energy... But I'm still worried. He wasn't able to even open his eyes or hold his head up. He just laid there motionless and fell over when he tried to stand up. I made some mush with his food and water and fed him with a syringe. Now he is walking around and chirping. My mother got pularium testing certified and learned about a disease called Marek's? Is this possibly the disease? Is it contagious to me?