Chick died and I don't know why - Another having similar symptoms.. Help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Moochie, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 3 japanese bantam chicks out of 6 eggs.. 1 died and I have no idea why. It was perfectly fine and healthy until 2 days ago. It started cheeping non-stop, very loudly, wouldn't eat, it would drink water, poop was white, yesterday I found it very weak, could barely lift it's head, it was sleeping a lot, and at 4 A.M. I found it dead. Now another chick is cheeping loudly non-stop like the other one was, I don't know what killed my chick but I really hope it's not contagious. I changed bedding, disinfected/cleaned the brooder, and disinfected/cleaned food feeder and waterer.
    This is very disappointing for me.. I only have a Japanese bantam pair and I am trying to get more pullets or hens. I really like the breed because of their looks and personality, a dead chick doesn't look like a good sign to me.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    What is their brooder temperature?
    Are you feeding medicated or non-medicated chick food?
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there sumi..
    It's 90-95 right now, outside of the brooder where the food and water is it's a little lower. I believe the feed is medicated. I hope that's not bad...
     
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  5. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullorum kind of sounds like it..
    The other chick died on Thursday. Only one left but she's very healthy.
     

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