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Duckling diseases

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hello... I bought some ducklings from TSC a week ago. I am having chick health issues going on... the chicks are in the same brooder the ducks WERE in, and i left a little of the ducks bedding in the bottom of the brooder (i know, dumb idea) to aid the natural decomposition of the bedding. i only left a tiny bit with like 2ish inches of fresh on top. i have not measured . do you think some duckling diseases could have transmitted to the chicks? is that possible?

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post #2 of 4

It is possible, not necessarily what's going on.

 

What is the health issue?

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It seemed to just be failure to thrive... which is fairly common in big batches like mine (29 chicks). we have already lost 3 since tuesday:hitso i was just wondering what caused it... that's all! thank you:frow

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People often have ducklings and chicks together for the first week or so (ducklings grow quickly so they also often end up separating them due to size difference), and I don't hear much about passing illnesses.  I hope you can determine the cause.

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