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post #1 of 7
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i just got 8 more chicks last Friday and when I went out to check on them, two of them were dead. Two of them, that haven't died, act kind of strange. They show little interest in the food and sleep a lot. What's wrong with them
post #2 of 7

Could be anything from disease to just not vigorous. 

More information needed.

Where did they come from?

What conditions are in the brooder?

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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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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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
They came from Sal's Ol' Timey Feed & Seed. It's a big deck box, I'd say about 5 feet long and 2 feet wide. It's very tall and the heat lamp covers about half the Bonita the right height where it's not cold but not blazing hot. I put a broken half of a cinder block in there for them after I washed it off with a hose with a nozzle. I got starter feed from Sal's Ol' Timey Feed & Seed. It's locally made and is near the water. I change the water daily and I use big cedar shavings from Tractor Supply.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Bottom. Sorry, not Bonita.
post #5 of 7
Cedar shavings give off toxic fumes, replace them with pine.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Oh my god. I will
post #7 of 7
Glad you found what was wrong. pine shavings are find but cedar are deadly. Hope all goes fine after you replace the shavings. best wishes to you..
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