I have a chick that I just got yesterday that is sitting and seems to have something stuck in it's throat ? It opens it's beak ,but no sound and it just sits ? It was fine yesterday ..............any help ideas ,it's about four to five days old
I had chickens that were the same way or sounds like it and it turned out to be worms I used a home remedy of boiled tobacco juice using a dropper made them swallow about a teaspoon 1 time a day for 2 days it it took care of that problem till I could get some wormer medicine.After poults are successfully introduced to food and water, and all other environmental needs are met, they are some pretty tough and lively customers. You might consider performing a gross necroscopy on one of those that dies and examine the trachea (a little young for heavy infestation but Gapeworm might be a possibility - is supplier a private individual or hatchery? Hens might have been on infested soil).
Without other symptoms than the gaping/weakness/death, it is hard to know.
Here is a list of the more common diseases: http://albc-usa.org/documents/turkeymanual/ALBCturkey-5.pdf