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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chcproducts, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. chcproducts

    chcproducts New Egg

    Jun 3, 2016
    I am chicken and guinea fowl lover and I hatch and raise them. I am still trying to understand them. The chicks when they are hatched tends to die when they start to grow feathers what is the reason for them dying at that stage
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I'd suggest posting on the "raising baby chicks" forum for advice from the experts.

    More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sorry to hear that you lost some. There could be a few things that are the issue. What do you feed them? Are they too cold or too warm? Is fresh water always available? What symptoms do they have before they die? Are the parent birds heathly and in good condition?

    Please do pop by the links CT left for you and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Do they exhibit any symptoms before they die? Do you hatch your own? Incubators can harbor bacteria that will affect the next batch of chicks.
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm sorry to hear about the losses. As the above posters said, there are a number of possible causes. If you can give us some more info, we may be able to help you figure it out. For the guinea keets, I'd suggest you start a thread in the Guinea section here:

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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