What is wrong with chicks that just stand there till they drop dead?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RAnst4038, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. RAnst4038

    RAnst4038 Chirping

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    Got 20 Americana hatching eggs from Blue House Farm. 10 hatched, 3 with racing stripes are fine, 7 pure yellow ones just stood there like Zombie till they dropped dead! What the bleep is up with that? [​IMG]

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  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    Could it be cocci? If not what were the temps in the brooder?
     
  3. RAnst4038

    RAnst4038 Chirping

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    No It's not cocci, they didn't have time to contract anything. The didn't eat or drink just stood there for 3 days till they dropped dead.
    The other 20 chicks are fine. It's just the yellow americana.
     
  4. abserbean

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    I recently had a similar thing happen with my hatch, turned out to be a bacterial infection through the yolk sac. I treated with antibiotics, lost two and saved one. I don't know if that is what is wrong with your chicks, but sounds like my guys. Good luck!
     

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