A new way to kill chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Karen62, May 22, 2019.

  1. Karen62

    Karen62 In the Brooder

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    This seems to be my year for killing chicks. First I bought a little giant heat lamp with "teflon like" coating and the coating gassed off and suffocated a bunch of chicks. Then I built a fire in the stove and suffocated some more. I could swear I have lit this stove with the chick box there in years past, but I'm not doing that again.
     
  2. cluckcluckhens

    cluckcluckhens Songster

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    I am so sorry this happened to you. We just have a clip on light for our chicks. We used this almost seven years ago. I believe the bulb is suppose to 100 degrees I think I read years ago. We have to get a bigger box now after eleven days. They are starting to fly in the box.
     
  3. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Songster

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    So sorry to hear of your troubles! Sounds so sad but I’m sure you won’t be repeating those mistakes (we all have all new mistakes to make!).
     
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  4. janiedoe

    janiedoe Songster

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. We all make mistakes. All we can do is learn from them and advise others so they don't make the same mistakes.
    Good luck with your next chicks.
    I found instructions for the mama heating cave here on BYC. I love it and will use it again if I raise chicks again.
     
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    -BOGGS- Songster

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    OUCH! so sorry..live and learn, we all go threw it from time to time
     
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  6. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Songster

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    I swear, raising chickens is just a series of "what fresh stress is this?" and then learning how not to make that mistake just so you can go make new ones!

    I'm so sorry for your loss but try to chalk it up to the learning curve! :hugs
     

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