11 Reasons Your Baby Chick May Be Sick

In any species, when rearing babies there are sometimes complications and issues. Raising chicks is no exception.

Here are some of the most common issues and diseases you may encounter when raising baby chicks.

1. Aspergillosis

The disease is caused from the inhalation of mold spores that may be present in the environment. The main type of spores are from the genus Aspergillus though other mold species can cause the disease as well.

2. Avian Encephalomyelitis

Severely affected chicks are most easily distinguished as their condition deteriorates. They will begin to have trouble standing, may fall repeatedly, and eventually will lay prone on their side unable to get up.

3. Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is one of those diseases that, although prevalent in poultry, is almost entirely preventable with the use of either a vaccine or medicated feed (but never both).