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why are my chicks dying?

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If someone could please help me out. This is my first time hatching eggs from an incubator. After my chicks hatched I let them in the incubator for 24 hours and then transferred them to a container with a heating lamp. They were doing great eating the chick feed and drinking water and running around playing. Then I came home from work today and one was face down and one was on its back, both dead. Our neighbors have tried to hatch eggs from an incubator as well and theirs all died as well. I have one that is still alive and looks healthy but then again so did the other two. Any ideas, comments, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

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Did you check for pasty bottom?

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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How old are they now and what is the temp in the brooder?  It is large enough that they have room to get away from the heat source?

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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