whats killing my chicks?.and my mom hen??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CleverYou, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. CleverYou

    CleverYou Out Of The Brooder

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    ok...heres the situation.....one of my hens hatched out some babies i mean alot of em. well when she decided to come out and bring chicks out...she kept leaving half of em behind so i decided to lock her up in the spare coop..everything was good for about a little over a week then bang woke up and there was a dead chick....the next day the same...the day after two chicks.....the next two days a dead chick...then it stoped...a week or so went by then my mom hen was staggering one one morning she was sick i could tell...i checked on her here and there throughout the day and i went out to check her she was laying there looking at me....i went to go get some fresh water came back and there she was dead.
    stiff as a board....the next week after that i lost three chicks...now in on this week and have lost three now..i have one now bobbing its head continusly and doing that thing where they tilt there head back to drink but he isnt drinking anything,,,,,he is foaming/bubbling out the mouth...once in a while...and just settin there bobbing its head and doing that thing when they drink.....it has been like that for about three or four days now....and i have had chicks die sence then that didnt have any symtoms the night before of anything????im lost??? [​IMG] sence there mom died i have them on plenty of heat plenty of water plenty of chick starter....medicated....i dont know....does anyone have anything they can tell me????????? [​IMG]
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I don't know I hope you find out and they survive.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd give them some teramyacin. Sounds to me like an infection.
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Is there any moldy areas in the spare coop? Or wet areas where the feed could get moldy?
     
  5. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Quote:I was going to ask that too...or is the smaller coop lacking ventilation or something? I feel for you...and those poor birds! I hope you figure it out soon!
     
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  6. CleverYou

    CleverYou Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] yes there was some leaks in it till i fixed them but havent cleaned it sence it was wet
     
  7. CleverYou

    CleverYou Out Of The Brooder

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    yea and there is plenty of ventilation
     
  8. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Quote:Birds, in general, are super susceptible to airborne things like mold spores or chemicals. Have you taken any remaining birds out of there?
     
  9. CleverYou

    CleverYou Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont have any place to put them right now
     
  10. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Quote:Can you get a hold of a dog crate or something? How many would you need to fit in there and how old are they? Just something temporary until you can get that one checked out. Any ideas?
     

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