911 EMERGENCY Eggs Hatching then Dying in the Brooder??? Too Hot??

RickiHupp

Songster
11 Years
Sep 24, 2008
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Newark, Ohio
Please help me quick!! I have 6 chicks that hatched and when I put them in the brooder they died.

2 of them have been in the brooder since last night, 1 has been in there for about 4 hours. All 3 died at almost the same time!!!

What am I doing wrong????
 

LilbitChicken

Songster
10 Years
May 5, 2009
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139
UM....have you checked the temp?
Did you give them sugar water right away? (dip their beaks)


I am sooo sorry!!!
 

RickiHupp

Songster
11 Years
Sep 24, 2008
832
1
139
Newark, Ohio
Temp in brooder is 100 degrees. I havent left them in the incubator very long after they hatched because I have alot more eggs in there and they kept moving them all around. I am doing sugar water RIGHT NOW!!! Wish me Luck!!!
 

TriciaHowe

Mother Hen
11 Years
Nov 11, 2008
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Trenton, FL
So sorry you lost them. That would be my 1st question as well, what was the temp at. Sounds like it could have been too hot and they couldn't get to a cool spot.
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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Maine
Yes, I would be concerned about the temp and if they have enough ventilation.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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Quote:That's warmer than it needs to be. They also don't need sugar water plain water is fine and they really shouldn't even need that for a bit. 90-95 is plenty warm.
 

RickiHupp

Songster
11 Years
Sep 24, 2008
832
1
139
Newark, Ohio
Okay I moved the heat lamp farther away and I gave the struggling one a little sugar water.

I cant believe this is happening, I have hatched many times and never had babies die after I stick them in the brooder!!! Normally I put them in the brooder and let them get completely dry and walking around good before I put the food and water in.

Thank you all for your quick responses!! Keep them coming, I will keep you all posted!!!
 

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