What do these chicks have?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chris Hernandez, May 19, 2019.

  1. Chris Hernandez

    Chris Hernandez Chirping

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    a few of my chicks are lethargic, they just sit in a corner and they have some poop on their butt. One has already died. Is it coccidia?
     

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    If their vents get blocked... from the poo, it could be deadly fast.

    Coccidiosis is often indicated by not eating or drinking and standing around puffed up looking cold... sometimes bloody poo.

    What is their age? Are they with a hen? What is being fed?

    Silkie babies are so cute! :love

    Sorry for your loss. :hugs
     
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Looks like pasty butt. What is the temperature where they are? High temperatures can cause pasty butt.

    Sorry to hear of your loss! :hugs
     
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  4. mesalina87

    mesalina87 Songster

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    Pasty butt. I lost one a few weeks ago with it. I am sorry your little died. :(
     
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  5. hispoptart

    hispoptart Crowing

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    I agree pasty butt, as @007Sean said check the temp in the brooder. Make sure they can get away from the heat. Maybe so Sav-a-chick will help too. I would also make sure you wash all off their butts. So sorry you have lost one.
     
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  6. Chris Hernandez

    Chris Hernandez Chirping

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    They are with a mom, they are about 4 weeks old and there are over 20 of them with one single silkie mom, we live in south Florida so temperatures are in the 80s. They are kept outside.
     
  7. Chris Hernandez

    Chris Hernandez Chirping

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    Should I separate them from the mom and keep them inside with a heat lamp?
     
  8. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Check them often to be sure the poop isn't plugging up the works. So sorry for your loss!
     
  9. starri33

    starri33 Crowing

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    I would wash them, keep a eye on them for continued pasty butt. that many chicks, you might want to go ahead and bring them in, make sure to watch the others as well.
     
  10. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Totally off topic, but @starri33, what breed is the chicken in your avatar? I have one that looks similar.
     
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