Bob chicks dying HELP!

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  1. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been hatching my GG bobs since they started laying in early may. I have several chicks of all ages. Suddenly this week my youngest chicks have begun dying. I get 1 or 2 a day. They are in the same brooders used for the other chicks. Same food. They are 1 and 2 weeks old. Any ideas?
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they inside or in a shed or barn. Its hot and lots of folks are lose'n birds to the heat...
     
  3. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, They are in my basement. Temps are pretty steady there. Of course they are still under a lamp.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Are You Feeding Them? And Are They Showing Any Signs Of Any Sort?
     
  5. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am feeding the same game bird starter that I've fed all the others. I did just notice a bloody toe on one. Maybe they are killing each other?
     
  6. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that you mention it, the starter may have gotten mixed up with the feed for the older birds ( brought it home the same day) Would that kill the chicks?
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well you said it was the youngest? the little ones tend to get picked one more then the others, so i would not be surprised.
     
  8. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in seperate brooders. The 1 wk old seperate from the 2 wk old etc.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Lack Of Adequate Protien Content Can Be Quite Detrimental, More Over Old Feed Can Be Lethal~ Especially To Bobs And Pheasants... They Are Much More Susceptible To The Mycotoxins From Mold Than Coturnix Are. Bullying Is Always An Ever- Present Danger With New World Speces And Bobs Are The Worst Of All!

    They Are Also Quite Susceptible To Overheating Which Causes Death Rather Quickly But Not All At Once... The Weakest Die 1st...
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Have you been cleaning out the incubator and brooder really well between hatches? This is very important to do after each hatch and brood to keep down the diseases that will kill the babies.
     

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