I've got two 3 week old female chicks and two 2 week old chicks right now. I think one of the 2 week old chicks is a female and the other is a male. So far everything has been going great. Before these 4 chicks I tried brooding 3 others and they all died. The first one died because I didn't have proper heating at the time and couldn't keep it warm enough. The other two came home with me the next week and they stopped growing in size at 2 weeks and then died at 3 weeks old. I woke up on morning to both of them dead. I think something was internally wrong with them, like maybe they couldn't metabolize the chick starter properly or something. Does anyone has an ideas as to why them died? Their poops looked normal and their wings were half feathered but they never grew tail pins. The two 3 week old chicks that I currently have grew their tail pins and have feathers breaking through already.
I already like these chicks a lot and have named them all. They stay inside my home 24/7 and love the mirror that I put in their brooder. I actually have to move them to a bigger container today because as of yesterday the older chicks are finally big enough to jump out. I came home to poop everywhere lol. Does anyone have any suggestions for cleaning cecal poop out of carpet?