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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RickiHupp, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Songster

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    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????
     
  2. LilbitChicken

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    UM....have you checked the temp?
    Did you give them sugar water right away? (dip their beaks) [​IMG]

    I am sooo sorry!!![​IMG]
     
  3. RickiHupp

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    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!!!
     
  4. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    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.
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] so sorry about your chicks! [​IMG] I hope the sugar water works! [​IMG]
     
  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
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    Quote:Can they move away from the heat source? Were they in the bator for more than 48 hrs?
     
  7. Mahonri

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    I'd put the temp at 95... and make certain they get water.
     
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Yes, I would be concerned about the temp and if they have enough ventilation.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  10. RickiHupp

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    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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