Baby chicks dying!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rirbrahma, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! Some of my baby marans chicks are dying! 2 passed last night and 1 this morning!! Everyone else is doing good. I have them on electrolytes and medicated chicks feed. Anyone might know the cause of their death? They all seemed good yesterday! :(
     
  2. Aschenfire

    Aschenfire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give them plain water (and take them off the medicated food once you use what you have left)...sometimes all the "precautions" people recommend on boards like this are counter-productive. I don't know for sure why you are losing babies, but maybe it's just failure to thrive. It is a shame to lose little ones, sorry you are having such horrible luck
     
  3. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Everyone else seems good! :)
     
  4. WalkingWolf1

    WalkingWolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what your ambient temps are but heat stress can do a quick number on the chicks when real small. A buddy of mine lost 4 or 5 yesterday when the temp climbed into the mid 80's in the afternoon. When he realized it he got them out of the brooder and out in the open (with a retainer fence and a cover over the top). Let's them separate and lay around on the grass. Put a big waterer in with them. After a couple of hours they started looking much better -- except for a few.
     

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