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Babies just falling over dead! No symptoms

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MurKay, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. MurKay

    MurKay In the Brooder

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    help please! I had fifty chicks ranging in varieties and ten guineas. I just got them Thursday and I have had five just be dead when I check on them. No symptoms. They all seemed active and functional last time I checked on them. Came home from work to find the losses. They came from ideal poultry and seem to be in perfect condition. What can I do?!
     
  2. True Patriot

    True Patriot Sanity is subjective Premium Member

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    How are they housed? What are the temps? What feed? Supplements? Any coughing, sneezing, eye watering etc? Check several closely. Post pics if you can. Include poop pics. I know you can't do all of them but some examples will help. Heat issues( too hot/cold) is the first thing that comes to mind. Coccidia is the next. I would start with an electrolytes and vitamin supplements in the water. Poultry cell and sav-a-chick are available at most farm/agriculture supply stores. In a pinch poly-vi-sol (w/o iron infant vitamin) and Pedialyte can be used. Available at any pharmacy.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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  4. MurKay

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    Pictures attached. They had supplements two days ago (from the place I got them...turned into a gel). Warm shop. No heat lamp because it would be too much heat. They all appear very active and cuddle up at night so I don’t put a lamp on them then either. When I find them, they are spread out in the tank. Not just one spot. I feed them the all game starter crumbles because I have guineas in the mix.
     

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  6. True Patriot

    True Patriot Sanity is subjective Premium Member

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    Hopefully someone with more ideas will be more help. The only thing I can think of other than what I have said earlier is CO2. Carbon dioxide is heavier than air. With them moving around during the day it keeps the air moving. At night the CO2 will sink to the bottom of the tank. It's far fetched but possible. A small fan to circulate the room might be worth experimenting with.
     
  7. dotporter

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    what temp is it that they don't need heat?
     
  8. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing 5 Years

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    @azygous do have any ideas for this OP?
     
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  9. Chick-N-Fun

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    What kind of bedding is Flock Fresh? Cedar? Pine shavings?
     
  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 7 Years

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    What are the temperatures in your brooder? Warmest to coolest matters.
    Any with poo stuck to their rears? Are they all eating and drinking?
    Mary
     

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