Two dead chicks with no injuries

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by A.M. Eggs, May 24, 2019.

  1. A.M. Eggs

    A.M. Eggs Songster

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    I am just having the worst luck with these chicks! Everything was going fine after they arrived until today. It was a normal day with my chickens until I went into the chick coop. There I find two of my chicks dead! Oddly I didn’t any symptoms the night before. I will say that I haven’t cleaned their coop since they arrived, and that’s my mistake, but I have gone three weeks without cleaning and not had any issues. When I cleaned it this morning, after discovering the two dead, I found wet wood chips under the dry. Could that have been a factor? Before I put the chicks back inside I want to make sure that there is nothing else I should do. What happened?
     
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    A.M. Eggs Songster

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    One of my chicks pooped this. Could it be cocci? I had them vaccinated for cocci and I didn’t give them medicated feed so I don’t know what’s going on.
     

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  3. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Songster

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    Sorry about your babies :(
     
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  4. Hencraze24

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    well... what type of wood are you using?
     
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    Hencraze24 Songster

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    it might be worms or lice.
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I can't zoom in on this picture for some reason. (on my computer)

    Are you seeing RED in this?
    Do you have Corid on hand or can you get some today?


    Three weeks of poop is a lot of poop.
    A high change they are eating some poop.
     
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    A.M. Eggs Songster

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    I see a little blood-red coloring in the poop but cocci is dihorria with red isn’t it? This poop is still solid. I have the chicks vaccinated for it so it shouldn’t be a problem, but could it not work sometimes? We have had a lot of rain so that makes favorable conditions for cocci. It doesn’t help that I found wet wood chips in their coop.
     
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  8. hop_skip_anda_heartbeat

    hop_skip_anda_heartbeat In the Brooder

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    Could it be from a respiratory disorder due to ammonia levels from the chips? Sounds like it has been wet, so maybe the air isn't clearing out well enough in the coop with the bedding? Sorry to hear about the little babes...
     
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Cocci is different than coccidiosis.

    I would treat the remaining birds for coccidiosis with Corid if I were you.

    I know zero about the vaccine for coccidiosis but I wouldn't trust it.
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    And yes...if the wet spot in your coop has mold, that can kill quickly too.
     
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