Sick chicks with un-normal behavior, PLEASE help!!!!!!......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenWisperer, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    I have two baby chicks, a newhampsire red X buff orpington cockerel and a pure bred cuckoo maran poullet. There were MAJOR problems with there hatching, with the humidity. One baby, anouther mixed chick, died from abnormalities. When Cairo(mixed) and Ashi(cuckoo) started growing withought henderence, i thought nothing of it. But now, Ashi is starting to vigorusly shake her head. She seems disinterested in things sometimes, and usually stares around when cairo is pecking, scratching and generally just acting normal. They both sneeze, quite often. Also, ashi's feathers seem to be "distressed" or "unravelling" and will not stay together, and look as if they've been pulled apart, especially along the inner wing area. They both groom regularly, and both eat and drink quite alot. They are given normal water now (were given water with growth suppliment/electrolyte formula) and are still on starter feed. Part of Ashi's feet are a black color.........a color i did not notice with my last cuckoo maran. She also died of sickness, but that was awhile ago....and they are of no relation. They have a natural shredded pine bedding. Their droppings appear normal most of the time, but are sometimes alittle runny. Ashi also appears to have a small beak malformation, in the fact that her upper and lower beak dont touch completely.

    Is there something wrong with my babies? What can i do?
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2008

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