Sick chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sara, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I just went out to my grow out pen and the chicks sound like they have a cold. The are sneezing some. What is the best thing to do. They all are eating and active.

    Sara
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    This is what I would do: WATCH them carefully. If any of them start to look lethargic, they'll need some teramyacin right away.

    Separate any that are more sick than others. You didn't say how old they are.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    They are anywhere from 2-8 weeks. I'm thinking I'll give the pen a good cleaning and disinfecting tomorrow and see if that helps. Some of them look like their eyes are a little watery. None of my adult birds seem to be having any problems.
     

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