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4 day old chick dies

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Yesterday {3/5/16} we purchased 5 aracaunas chicks all was doing great. After we got home from church today one died a few hours later another one died. Neither one wanted to stand, I am sad at thier loss but knew this could happen. The other 3 are great they are walking/running eating drinking and they seem a bit larger than the that died probably because they weren't sitting on legs.

Another question is how long do we keep the heat lamp on them? DH says til they get feathers but isn't sure
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You keep the heat lamp on them until they are 4 weeks old. By then they have enough feathers to stay warm with.

The place you purchased the chicks from, was the brooder clean or really messy? And what are you feeding the chicks?

You live in Bham?

 

BCP

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We got them from a feed/ seed yes the brooder was clean we are feeding them a medicated chick feed we do live in b'ham
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