2 dead chicks

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

  1. trout5437

    trout5437 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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