5 chicks dead with in an hour

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lnm03, May 18, 2010.

  1. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered 20 assorted bantams and 4 barred rock and 1 new hampshire red. We have had them for a week and all have been doing GREAT until tonight. I got home at 5:30 changed feed and water and at 6:30 we had one dead 2 panting and couldnt stand walked back to check on them after giving them water and they were dead plus two that had no signs. I now have another panting and cant stand. What do I do? Any ideas on what is wrong???
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    what is the temp in the brooder box? what kind of shavings are you using?
     
  3. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    temp is 91 and were using pine shavings
     
  4. Stevo

    Stevo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it unusually hot there? If not it sounds like a respirotory problem. Hopefully someone with more expeariance can chime in and help.
     
  5. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Do they have an area that they can get away from the heat light if they want to?
     
  6. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you cook with teflon?
    did you spray or use any cleaning products?
    chicks are very very suceptible to anything respiratory
    sorry for your losses!
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    hummm, poor babies! i would just maybe put some vit's in the water. maybe the trip is just getting to them? keep us posted.............
     
  8. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no cleaning supplies have been used.....yes they can get away from light......and no teflon [​IMG]
     
  9. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if its respiratory what do i do?
     
  10. Barred Rocker

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    You said this happened shortly after giving them water? Do you think something contaminated it or did someone use bleach or something to clean the water container. Chicks can't tolerate very much chemical contamination. Sounds like either respiratory problem or something bad in the water. You might want to investigate especially if your family is drinking the same water.
     

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