What is wrong with my keet?? Please help ASAP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickluver<3, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Chickluver<3

    Chickluver<3 New Egg

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    My keets are 3weeks old. One of them is always laying down, extending his wing, falls over, and is just weak. Please Help!! What is it? Whats wrong? Can i help it? Cant go to vet. I already lost 2, I dont want to lose another! HELP!! [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not enough information. Where and how are they housed? Too hot? Too cold? What are they eating? Is the bedding dry? Is there mold under the waterer?
     
  3. Chickluver<3

    Chickluver<3 New Egg

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    well i live in Michigaan and its around 93 outside...their in a brooder in the pole barn... Im pretty sure its eating and drinking...there eating chick feed...no mold, anywhere.... new bedding cleaned it out this moring...im new to chicks, 1st time rasing them.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Chick starter, not game bird starter? Hmm, does it have something besides amprolium in it or is it at all medicated?
     
  5. Chickluver<3

    Chickluver<3 New Egg

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    its Dumor Chick starter/grower. its says a complete formula for starting chickens, ducks and geese and growing chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, Quail, pheasant, and chukair.
    it is not medicated or has amprolium.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, it's been a long time since I raised keets. Trying to think what could be wrong here. Wish I was more help. The weekends are a bit slow on BYC, but I know you're stressing. How are the poops? Have you seen any blood in them?

    Smell the feed and run your hands through it. See if it smells weird or has lumps. If it has lumps, it's been wet and has mold in it.
     
  7. Chickluver<3

    Chickluver<3 New Egg

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    nope...no blood...the feed is crumble, do i do the same thing?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, crumble should be free-flowing, not lumped together. If it's lumped together, it's been wet and probably has mold. I don't have good feelings about Dumor feed, personally, due to all the incidents of mold we've read about here on BYC. If it is caked together anywhere, you need to get new feed ASAP. Till then, scramble some eggs for them. Moldy feed kills quickly.
     
  9. Chickluver<3

    Chickluver<3 New Egg

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    Thank u soo much!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Give us a progress report when you figure it out. Hope you don't lose anymore. I know how distressing this is for you.
     

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