What is wrong with my chick

chickenmama109

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It's completely fine that the feathers on the tummy haven't grown in yet, the will eventually. I'd only be worried about that if the weather is cold.
The squishy odd feeling crop makes me think they have coccidiosis I'm sorry. It's the most common thing for the little ones to get sick with. Could you send some photos of the poo?
My chicks had coccidiosis a few weeks ago and I noticed their crop felt squishy too, the only other symptom they had was lethargic. But after treatment they recovered. I'd suggest you treat all your little ones too since you had a chick die just the other day
 

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No worries, mine were eating the medicated chick food when they got coccidiosis, so it doesn't entirely prevent it anyway.
I've heard the best and most effective treatment for it is Amprolium. I just used whatever the vet gave me but it was a super expensive bill lol
 

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I'm not sure where you'd be able to find amprolium, you might be able to buy it online or a pet supply store. I'd suggest giving it to all your chooks because they will often have coccidiosis for a few weeks and not show any symptoms until it's nearly too late
 

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