We just picked up a dozen baby week old chicks last sunday and they have been thriving doubled in sized in 7 days very active noisy peepers... tonight all of a sudden they all got quiet , fell over and started dying we lost 6 chicks in 1/2 hour. And 3 more a little while later. Can anyone offer advise.
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I am very sorry about you baby chick, I just lost 1 Saturday night. But when I got her she seemed weak and the others stayed away from her. I tried the electrolite suppliment which seemed to help for a couple of hours Saturday but then Saturday night she just couldn't make it. I just cried....I just didn't want the poor little thing to die. But like you said these things happen and you just have to make sure that you provide the proper temp, water and food and let nature do the rest.
I'm so sorry! I just got my first four baby chicks two days ago -- this is my first venture into chicken owning -- and I'm hoping they'll all make it, but reading this I see that sometimes that just doesn't happen. If any of these die, I'll definitely be crying :-/ It's the sad reality of being an animal lover!