2 dead chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by trout5437, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. trout5437

    trout5437 In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2015
    callands va
    Chicks are 4 weeks old..the 2 runts of the bunch just up and died.not really sure why.other15 doing fine!!! Any suggestions on why!!! Maybe the other chicks wouldn't let them get water!!! I have them on horizontal nipples and I know they using them cause of water levels being drained down and having to refill !!! Kind of unexpected!!!!
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Sorry for your losses. Since they were the runrs, I'd guess it's more likely they had some sort of pre-existing problem. Here is a great writeup on some of the main reasons this happens. It's in the sticky for this forum.

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