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Why have my chicks and hen died?

post #1 of 5
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So yesterday i had 4 chicks hatch in the coop under broody hen. They seemed fine and mum seemed to be looking after them well and keeping them warm. I provided firstly egg yolks as described on here and later Chick grit. Went to check on them this morning and all are dead, including the hen. :( Can anyone tell me what might have happened? 

post #2 of 5

Did you give them food (chick feed) and water? What is their housing situation? Are they in with other chickens? What were the temps? Could they have eaten something poisonous? There are too many things to consider other than what you've told.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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post #3 of 5
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They had chick feed and water and were in the coop with mum. They were inside a large 'inside' area so were not exposed to the elements and i dont think that they could have eaten anything poisonous. Note that mum died too which is baffling me more so  

post #4 of 5
That is why I suspected they ate something poisonous or overheated/froze. It could be that the hen died and without her warmth the chicks perished.
Edited by SunHwaKwon - 5/10/16 at 5:53am

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

Reply

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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post #5 of 5

Sorry to hear that, does the hen have any injuries? Bites, cuts, etc. If she died first, then the chicks could not stay warm.

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