Bunch of 25- what is the expected death ratio?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by charleshep, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. charleshep

    charleshep New Egg

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    Anyone know what i can expect if i buy the 25 chick bundle on how many might die?
     
  2. Galaxiedriver

    Galaxiedriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought 22 in June and have had no deaths or illness.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I wish that I could give you an answer to your question, but there are just to many factors to consider. Were the chicks stress or sick upon arrival? Where are you keeping them? Do you have the proper supplies? How dilligent are you with taking proper care? The list can go on and on.

    Chicks from a repudable hatchery will usually arrive in excellent condition and you should do fine.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I bought 44 for my first chick experience. None died.
     
  5. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get bantams, get some standard size chicks to help keep them warm in the box. I think that helps reduce losses a bit. We had 23 survive out of 25 shipped from Ideal, without standard chicks in the mix. Ideal didn't add any "packing peanuts" to help keep them warm.
     
  6. mossy_oak23

    mossy_oak23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I raised mine from 2 days old and didn't have a loss. Mind you that was only 6 chicks........
     

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