7 dead and need advice/ with pic

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birdbrain2, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2008
    belleville, IL.
    finally received my chicks 7 out of 26 did not make it, 2 of those i had to cull. i do have one that seems ok kinda but has one large eye, i don't know if its swollen or was pecked on, should i cull this one too? or let it go? it was rather unpleasant culling them. i lost my golden laced waynedotte and i am trying to tell if i still have my black aust. amoung the barred rocks that i have left. i will post some pics in a min. plus i can't tell which ones are really sleepy or just really weak.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  2. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2009
    Blanchester OH
    Where did they come from?
  3. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2008
    belleville, IL.
    they came from ideal. i don't blame them i blame the post office.

    the one in center has the large eye. bad angle
    this one is the only one that looks slightly different, kinda has stripes on back, again bad angle
    but i am hoping it is my black aulstrope.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  4. jrloko

    jrloko Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 7, 2009
    san diego
    nice lookin chicks
  5. scootermom

    scootermom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2009
    Rancho Cucamonga
    I may be biased because I am blind in one eye (birth defect) and my husband lost an eye in a construction accident. We both get along fine!
  6. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Ideal has a 100% live arrival guarantee. give them a call and let them know which ones died in route or within 2 days of arrival (for the one not doing good) and they will refund your money or put it towards another batch.
  7. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I'm sorry to hear about the lost chicks...I saw your post yesterday waiting for them.... good luck with the rest!
  8. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Just looking at the pics, it really looks as though the one with the larger eye might have been born that way. I can't see any trauma or obvious injury. You would be the one to be able to see that. I bet it is fine. Is the skull misshapen? Does it seem "lopsided"?

    I do see the stripes on the darker one's back, so hopefully that is your Australorp!

    Definitely call them and let them know how many died, and also let them know that one has an eye problem, whether from injury or birth.

    Good Luck! I hope you don't lose anymore! [​IMG]

  9. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2008
    North Dallas
    I am having the same problem I have lost 8 of my 26 and It is really starting to upset me I have almost given up any will survive. all conditions are exactly the same as my first batch. I too think that the post office has somthing to do with it. Have we no recorse because it really makes you leary to order new ones. Although the chicks do not appear as large as my first batch so maybe it is a combo.

    some of them seemed to lean a bit and couldnt quite get their footing, I am just not sure what went or is going wrong.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  10. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    I've heard many on here talk about their orders from that hatchery not making it, or chicks dead, and chicks sick.. so sad!!

    Hope yours turn out ok.. Good Luck

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