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post #11 of 17
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Actually, could they be eating the dust and getting constipated? Just a guess.

I removed the grass cuttings yesterday and replaced it with the saw dust, well it's actually shavings too big for them to eat. If the grass cuttings was the issue hopefully I won't have more dead chicks.ūüôŹūüôŹūüôŹ
post #12 of 17

I hope you don't have more dead chicks too. I just can't figure out what could be going wrong for you!

post #13 of 17

I hope the shavings work.

post #14 of 17
Good idea to get rid of the grass clippings. Chicks are curious and can easily eat to much of that and get impacted. Did they have grit available? I would also raise your heat lamp. 20 inches is fairly close for a 250 watt bulb unless temps where they are kept are very cold. Chicks can fall asleep under a hot lamp and overheat very easily.

The ones that were sneezing and had watery eyes are also a concern. Even after treatment they may still be carriers of whatever they had. Respiratory diseases travel with great ease, on the wind, on your clothing/shoes, hands, tools, you name it.
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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Good idea to get rid of the grass clippings. Chicks are curious and can easily eat to much of that and get impacted. Did they have grit available? I would also raise your heat lamp. 20 inches is fairly close for a 250 watt bulb unless temps where they are kept are very cold. Chicks can fall asleep under a hot lamp and overheat very easily.

The ones that were sneezing and had watery eyes are also a concern. Even after treatment they may still be carriers of whatever they had. Respiratory diseases travel with great ease, on the wind, on your clothing/shoes, hands, tools, you name it.

Thanks, I just readjusted the height of my heat lamp. I live way down in south Texas my the Mexican border and our temps here usually run mid to upper 80's during the day and mid to upper 50's during the night. My brooder is outside under my coop and I turn off their lamp at noon and turn it back on once it starts to get dark. This is day two with no dead chicks in the morning.
post #16 of 17

Glad that no more chicks are being lost! :hugs

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Glad that no more chicks are being lost! :hugs

Agreed!

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