1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

whats wrong with these chicks??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lydiaharmon, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. lydiaharmon

    lydiaharmon Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 3, 2014
    A broody hen hatched these chicks and is raising them. She seems to be a bit of an aggressive eater and tends to kick the chicks in her scratching. The chicks are about 2 weeks old, and are looking worse and worse. I don't know if they're injured from her kicking or if they have a disease like fowl pox. They act completely normal and have no symptoms that I've noticed. They're fluffy because it's cold out today.
     
  2. lydiaharmon

    lydiaharmon Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 3, 2014
    [​IMG]
     
  3. lydiaharmon

    lydiaharmon Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 3, 2014
    [​IMG]]
     
  4. lydiaharmon

    lydiaharmon Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 3, 2014
    [​IMG]
     
  5. lydiaharmon

    lydiaharmon Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 3, 2014
    [​IMG]
     
  6. lydiaharmon

    lydiaharmon Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 3, 2014
    Anyone? I'm considering culling all the chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    15,859
    3,449
    436
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    please don't cull, it does look like it can be fowl pox, which is usually transmitted by mosquitoes, it's a virus, there has been a lot of cases this year, for the most part it will look horrible and run it's course in 4-6 weeks, getting a bit ugly before getting better, otherwise your chicks look robust, most broody hens are vigorous in their scratching to find food.
     
  8. lydiaharmon

    lydiaharmon Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 3, 2014
    Thank you! I've had adults with fowl pox before, but never chicks. I googled pics, but had a hard time finding any of chicks with it. My other broody hen is really gentle with her chicks, so this one kicking hers is new to me. Thanks for the input!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by