3 day old chicks dying very fast, please help!

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  1. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey guys, I'm having problems with my chicks. I think you could guess from my signature.....

    I have the heat lamp 24" from the floor of the brooder, the water is on a short stand to keep it clean, the floor is wood shavings, clean, I have it inside so it would not get too terribly cold even without the heater, I have a vitamin mix recommended by a pro in the water, the chicks are vaccinated, the heat is perfect, there are no signs of too hot or too cold, YET THEY ARE DYING LIKE FLEAS PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos of your brooder set-up?
    How old are they?


    Make sure your brooder is large enough to for them to move away from the heat source. Ideally only one spot should be warm - let the rest be cool or cold. Keep the food and water on the cool side as well.

    Are you seeing any symptoms - lethargy, runny poop, coughing, sneezing, panting, wings spread out, etc.

    Do your best to keep them hydrated and offer wet feed.

    Keep us posted.
     
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  3. SomeHotChicks

    SomeHotChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    have they been eating or drinking? how long have you had them?
     
  4. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    Runny poop. About half of them have runny poop. I'll share pictures soon of my setup. Thanks!
     
  5. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    3 days, and they are eating and drinking a lot.
     
  6. SomeHotChicks

    SomeHotChicks Out Of The Brooder

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  7. SomeHotChicks

    SomeHotChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    if it is pasty butt.

    look at the website on my last post may help you.
     
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  8. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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  9. SomeHotChicks

    SomeHotChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    what is they food?
     
  10. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    Chick starter, but I think I found the problem- ventilation.
     

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