What to do now?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ninena102, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. ninena102

    ninena102 Out Of The Brooder

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    I received a batch of Silkie chicks. They were to be between the ages of 5 to 7 days old. When they arrived, they already had their wing feathers. One even looked to be 3 weeks old. I had one DOA when I received the overnight shipment. They came out of the box very hungry and thirsty even though they had some kind of food mixture in their box that was half eaten. I was feeding them 20% protein medicated feed.

    I lost a chick suddenly within two days I began to watch the others very closely. The next day, I saw one standing by itself. I tried to hand feed it some boiled egg, I also noticed its poo was very loose and runny. I was trying to figure out if it had coccidiosis. The next day it acted the same way. I researched on this site about how much Corid to give the chicks. They were very little Silkie chicks so I decided to medicate with 1 teaspoon in 1 gallon of water.

    Now it is day 5....I have not lost any more chicks.....however, I do not know what to do from here. All the chicks are running around, eating and drinking fine....Some of their poo is still runny...others are hardening up with liquid soaking into the paper towel. I do have pics of their poo but I do not know how to attach to this.

    How long should I continue to medicate?

    Once I stop medicating with Corid, do I put them back on Medicated feed?

    I do not want to lose anymore chicks.


    I would greatly appreciate your thoughts....

    Thanks so much
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'm thinking that you're doing a great job. My guess is that they probably got chilled during the shipping. I would maybe put some (I believe it's called Chick Saver) in their drinking water. It's a powder in little packets. IMHO, I would discontinue the Corid, and just make sure their brooder is clean, dry and warm enough. I bet they're going to be fine now. The poo you described seems pretty normal.
     
  3. ninena102

    ninena102 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your words of encouragement.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You're welcome!
     
  5. ninena102

    ninena102 Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my 10 silkies have lived!!! They are all doing great....
     

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