Common chick Illnesses
Clean every 2-4 hours with warm water and dry with napkin then place back under heater plate. Issue should resolve after intestines acclimate to feed.
Brace ASAP with rubber band and straw. Issue should correct in 2 hours-2days, depending on severity.
IF YOU SEE BLOOD, Not to be mistaken for shedding of the intestinal lining which is totally normal.
CORID 9.6% Oral Solution 1 1/2 tsp per gallon of water.
Lay toes flat on tape and use a top layer to seal toes in a straight position. Change daily.
Take sanitized sharp cutting device and take a small snip to release the overgrown skin within first 1-2 days of hatch, will heal in 24 hours.
Uncommon Illnesses usually associated with:
Unhealthy parent stock Extreme fluctuations in temperature. Incubation temperature being too high.
I cull for these reasons:
MG, MS respiratory
Life long carriers, bad development and early death.
Under Developed eye sockets
Can keep alive but will have life long challenges and struggles may starve and will be bullied by stronger birds.
Brain outside skull
100% fatality rate
Surgery not an option, no fix available
Can keep alive but quality of life will be poor with the weakness and will get bullied by other chicks.
A HIGHLY contagious neoplastic virus. Affecting chicks and chickens. Causes paralysis, blindness, Sudden death and slow deterioration. Chicks born to parent stock with the disease are sickly, slow, weak and usually die within three days of hatch due to being born with a compromised immune system. All birds should be vaccinated property with FOUR days of hatch quarantine for mareks to expendentially decrease the chance of contraction.