The reason in my opinion they are dying is they have a respiratory disease. Especially when you mention that they have a swollen eye
here is what I would do for them immediately.
If one chicken gets it then they give the disease germs thru the waterer and coughing or sneezing into the other chickens air space.
Also YOU HAVE CARRIED THE GERMS ON YOUR FEET AND CLOTHES TO THE OTHER chickens if you have more than one building
DO YOU HAVE A VET IN THE TOWN WHERE YOU SHOP?
IF SO SEE IF HE WILL SEE THEM
If you want to doctor them your self do this:
THEY DEFINETLY DO NEED SOME ANTIBIOTICS TO GET THEM OVER THE RESPIRATORY DISEASE .
so contact the poultry supply person and tell them your story. They will know what to give them. Add vetrx to the list with the antibiotics they tell you to give.
Is the feed your giving them a new sack or has it been opened a long time? Feed over a month old which the tag would have the milling date on it
is generally lacking in vitamins, at least starting to deteriorate in vitamins!
Also you could put Vetrex on the head of all the chickens sick and under the wings and 1/2 tsp down the throat daily
and 1 tsp of vetrx along with the antibiotic per gallon of water
This is a herbal medication that does help with the repiratory disease.
You can get it from thel supply people selling poultry supplies. FOR you TO get this Vetrx
WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEW MEDS DO THIS
Natural Probiotic Recipe is is: This feeds one sub adult bird and or one adult bird. (If chicks are under 4 months old use tsp's instead of tbsp)
3 tbsp of dry crumbles
4 tbsp of milk, sweet, sour, or buttermilk or a mixture of all or some
1 tbsp of yoguart of non flavored yoguart ( no artificial sweetmer)
AFTER PUTTING vIT'S IN
PUT 1 TBSP OF APPLE SAUCE FOR THE WET MASH PROBIOTIC
NOW THE IMPORTANT INGRIEDIENT FOR EACH CHICKen FED
and add 1- 400 mg of Vit E (chick or sub Adult bird) ( 1000 mg for adult bird) by cutting the end off the vit E capsule for each chicken fed this wet mash
putting it in the wet mash. 1 500 mg Vitamin C tablet crushed put in wet mash
and feed each chicken
2 tbsp full of the wet mash probiotic for sub adult birds and 3 tbsp per adult birds. And what they will clean up in 20-30 minutes
then clean wet feeders and restock dry crumbles
Do this twice a day for a week
then quit the Vit E and Vitamin C make just the wet mash probiotic
then once a week for life
All the while after medicating the birds use ACV in drinking water.
Do not use ACV with medication but use the Vetrx daily in water with medication.
After they are well then use 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar per gallon of the chicken water so their gut flora wil be regulated
They should have this at least 3-5 days a week
then three days aweek after they are over coccidiosis
the vit's are neccessary to clean up the damaged gut problem
take all the electrolytes out of the water
ALSO AFTER THE MEDICATION IS DONE FEED THIS wet mash AGAIN once a week
Here is a good supply dealer to order meds and vetrx from
Smith Poultry & Game Bird Supply Home A family-owned business that offers poultry and game bird books, supplies, vitamins and medication. Located in Kansas, US. www.poultrysupplies.com/ - Cached - Similar
Smith Poultry & Game Bird Supply
14000 W. 215th St., Bucyrus, KS 66013-9519
Ph. 913-879-2587 - 7:30 A. M. - 3 P. M CST Monday-Friday