Chick dieing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ILOVEFRIZZLES, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    My chicks were born 2-21 to 2-22. I have lost two of them. They look like they are panting, and gasping for air. Then they die, everyone look great this morning. Have water and start grow crumples. The are in a 3 foot long breeder box with heat only in one foot of that. I am useing a 75 watt bulb to heat it. The temp is 95 but that is not right under thelight it is at the end of the one foot. Can anyone help me?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    It should be 95 right under the brooder light. If the chicks are cold they will go under the light. There should be room in the brooder box for the chicks to get away from the light if it gets to warm under the brooder light.
     
  3. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    It does have a spot that is 95 and the box is three foot long so there is alot of room to get out of the heat.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  4. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    I changed to a 60 watt bulb to make sure they are not getting to hot, but I really don't think that is what is wrong.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Are they gathering under the light to sleep since you changed the bulb? If they are all huddled up they are too cold. If they are sleeping away from the light they are too hot. If they are sleeping cozily under the lamp, it is just right.
     
  6. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    Three were sleeping. They were close together but not of top of each other. The other are eating.
     
  7. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    Another one has stated open and closeing its mouth. Just like to other two that died. Please Help?
     

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