Very Sick 10 week old chicks. Help please...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrChickMagnet, May 2, 2016.

  1. MrChickMagnet

    MrChickMagnet Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2016
    Help please! I have 20 chicks living outside in a good sized coop. I have had 2 die in last 5 days. They seem to get very swollen and they sit in one spot and don't eat or drink for a day before they die. Now I have another that appears to be getting sick. They are Wyandottes. Also they eye lids are a whiteish grey color. They sit with their eyes closed.
    Last edited: May 2, 2016
  2. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 10, 2015
    SW Missouri
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would go to your local feed store, and get some Corid ( amprollium) to start treatment for possible coccidiosis. Dosage is 1 1/2 tsp. of the powder per gallon of water for 5 days. Make sure they are drinking it, or feed them with a dropper. After finishing treatment put chick vitamins in their water and put some plain yogurt in the feed for probiotics for a few days.

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