sick baby chicks HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rebeccamac, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. rebeccamac

    rebeccamac Hatching

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    i had 8 baby chicks 6 wks old seeming to be doing ok but over the last couple of days have lost 3 suddenly seeming ok during the day then dead by morning the chicks left 2day seem very thin once picked up but must have been puffing themselves up ,they seem wobbly very little food in them and 1 of them seems to be curling its feet have given them sugar water and hard boiled egg 1 pooped and was just water another was like beige curdled cheese any help please dont want to loose any more
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    You didn't give many details. Are they on the ground where they might have been exposed to cocci? Do they have access to compost or poisonous plants? Are they on medicated feed? There is a set of questions in a sticky at the top of this forum.

    One cause of sudden death in chicks is cocci, although you usually see bloody poop at some point. Treatment is Corid.
     

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