We had 12 chicks born the other day, and they were all doing great. I fed them earlier with mum and went out, when I got back 8 were dead and 2 dont look too well at all. I am devastated......and have no idea why they died, any idea??????
Chicks all dead
they are free range chickens, The older ones run around the fruit orchards, the mums and chicks get moved to a separate pen once they are born as there is a furrow that runs through the orchard, and fear of drowning is too high. The new mum and her 12 chicks were put in the pen with another mum and her 3 chicks on friday. We lost one chick on saturday but didnt think too much of it. The others were all healthy eating etc, I fed them went out and when I can back 8 were dead on the floor. they all eat the same food, have water, shelter etc.... Is this common to lose such a high number in one hit?