sick Chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by franco161982, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. franco161982

    franco161982 Hatching

    Jan 9, 2016

    This disease has really disturbed me ..its spreading very first to my chicks ....av tried antibiotics and they are not working ..which disease is this?...what is the home remedy?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I've never seen it but if it is spreading it is contagious.
    There's no way to know how to treat it whether chemically or homeopathically if you don't know what it is.
    Your country should have a poultry lab you could send one to for lab work so you know what you're dealing with.

    Antibiotics work on a very small percentage of things that afflict chickens.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It could be fowl pox which is a virus that has to run it's course over 2-3 weeks. The other suggestion is it could be ant bites. If it is pox and there are those lesions around the eyes, there is a real chance of blindness from secondary bacterial infections. Do you have any antibiotic drops or ointment for the eyes? These things tend to be very hard on chicks.

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