Sick chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RoxieRoo11, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. RoxieRoo11

    RoxieRoo11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a mixed flock of breeds and ages ranging from 10 weeks to maybe a year old. Two weeks ago we put the 10 week old chicks (8 weeks at the time) into the big coop in their own cage to get acclimated with the rest of the flock. We let them out last weekend but still kept their cage so they could go back into it. We've been watching them and they all seemed to get along fine. This morning when I went out to fill up the water, I found one of them dead.

    We cleaned the coop and the run and scraped the floors.

    This afternoon my husband noticed that one of my 19 week olds didn't seem right and looked like she had thrown up. She's a Delaware so we can see the brown running down her chest. He removed her from the rest and I brought her into the house in a crate with clean bedding and water. I don't know if chicks throw up if they eat something bad but not sure that she'll make it. Our biggest concern is that the rest of the flock (18 total) are going to get sick. Help!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry for the loss of your chicks! Definitely post in the Emergencies section.
     
  4. RoxieRoo11

    RoxieRoo11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I'll do that.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Were your chicks hatched at home and did you buy them? If the later ,there is always the chance of introducing illness or some diseases. Have your birds ever had coccidiosis? If so it remains in the dirt, young chicks have no immunity to it and can die fast. Are any of yours having diarrhea w/ or without blood??
     
  6. RoxieRoo11

    RoxieRoo11 Out Of The Brooder

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    None of our original 15 ever showed any sign of illness. The new ones were purchased and kept in the house and then in the porch for 4 weeks. I haven't noticed any diarrhea at all
     
  7. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they on medicated starter feed, or unmedicated?
     
  8. RoxieRoo11

    RoxieRoo11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe medicated but not sure, my husband bought the bag.
     
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your chicks! [​IMG]
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your babies. [​IMG] Definitely post this in our emergency section for more help. I hope you can get them all back to good health soon.
     
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