4 out of 26 chicks throwing up when i picked them up??scared.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fluffyspots13, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. fluffyspots13

    fluffyspots13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I moved the chicks almost 2wks old now to another brooder for about 5 mins...then went to move them back. 4 of the chicks puked up clear/brownish liquid it was super slimy...when I picked then up and walked to their old brooder. They seem ok but this is my first time raising chicks....I'm scared for them, I have no idea what this is?
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at your old posts to get a clue about what you're doing. I see you're brooding them outside. I made that mistake once and lost a lot of chicks. I keep mine in my garage, but it doesn't go much below 60* or so. With the heat lamp, they do good. Yours being in a shed in 30* weather, I bet they're getting cold.

    What is their bedding material?

    What are you feeding them?

    Do they have clean water?
     
  3. fluffyspots13

    fluffyspots13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bedding is pine shavings..drinking water with electrolytes..eating chick starter from tractor supply.. I have two heat lamps in their now. They didn't puke at all until I moved them, I put them into the other box, cleaned their brooder, and on the way back to the brooder (in my hand) that's when they puked. I haven't seen anyone puke since/before . We have been running the wood stove at nights, and its been warm in their. The shed is insulated, its not a portable shed, my grandpa made it into a mini house concrete floor etc.
     
  4. fluffyspots13

    fluffyspots13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Clean water, I change it a few times a day bc they get stuff in it.
     

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