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5 day old chick dies???

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I had a chick 5-7 days old that was fine last night around 3am... then this morning around noon i found it lathargic, like its sleeping, could barley open its eyes any, legs wouldnt work, wings wouldnt work, kinda tilted its head back... though it sat up right... an hour later it was dead...

Looks like its sleeping, then dead the next min...

What causes this? How do i treat it?


They are on medicated chick starter from the feed store... never had a problem with it before.... then they have electrolites and pro bioticts in their water....



Natural selection got this one, but i need to learn to prevent anything if i can.... dont want to loose another if theres something i can do... the one that died was strong and g2g till it died..
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You're doing good with the probiotics in the water.

Don't overdo the vitamins/electrolytes. A little goes a long way and the starter feed has all they need.

 

Things that cause sudden death in chicks that age are extremely rare except 'sudden death syndrome'.  The cause is unknown. It just happens.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Yeah... it wasnt a disease im pretty sure... just a natural selection sudden death...
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