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CHICKs die out of no where

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedJungleFowl, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO i have a baby chicks its always chirping all the time so i put a heat in there it stills chirp and then one day when i came home from school it die and it was kinda wet and it was small i think it was only 4 day old or 3. So can anyone tell me y it die. [​IMG]
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I've experienced something like this with chick crumbles that are too big. I grind them now. Gotta make sure they're eating. Is the heat lamp the right temperature?
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like your chick either got into its water bowl and either drowned or got wet and became chilled. the other possibility is that it aspirate water into its air sacks, resulting in pneumonia. Either one is quickly deadly to baby chicks.

    You mentioned the chick being wet. Was only the head and neck wet or was the whole chick wet?

    This would get me to wondering if a snake had constricted the chick and finding it too large to swallow had spit it back up.

    Telling us where you are posting from may help someone figure out what went wrong. Good Luck.
     
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  4. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.
     
  5. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First it was only the head and neck and i live in mn st paul.
     

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