Sick chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by momma07, May 14, 2016.

  1. momma07

    momma07 New Egg

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    I had a sick duck. She died but now i have tqo sick chicks. They start out with not being able to walk. Now they act like they are paralized and can only move their head. What could it be something thwyve ate or drank?
     
  2. fireredcannon

    fireredcannon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could possibly be an infection, but across multiple birds that's doubtful. A niacin deficiency is a possibility, are there any other symptoms other than paralysis? Swollen legs?
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    For ducks, a possible niacin deficiency - post on the "Duck thread." For chickens this could be Mareks or botulism from eating spoiled/moldy food.
     
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  5. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have enough expertise to say for sure on the chicks but agree with the others about Niacin and ducks. Welcome
     
  6. momma07

    momma07 New Egg

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    No just tge paralysis
     
  7. lcertuche

    lcertuche Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome, I'm new too. I wish I could be some help but except for one chick dying over night I've haven't had any across the board disease or sickness. I think my chick probably was crowded (suffocated) by her feathered-buddies due to the cold. I feed my chicks medicated feed but I don't know if that makes a difference.
     
  8. fireredcannon

    fireredcannon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the medication in your feed if you don't mind me asking, I'm curious
     
  9. momma07

    momma07 New Egg

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    No medication in the feed
     
  10. fireredcannon

    fireredcannon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was referencing lcertuche
     

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