Chicks Dying of 1 by 1!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Grumpypantsmomma, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks have been dyeing off 1 by 1! They don't want to eat Their chick crumb. They are just over 8 wks and i was thinking of switching the to grower! Their food. hasn't changed or bedding. They are lathargic, crops constantly empty and diarea! Any suggestions! Please help! Already lost 4 little ones, I can't bear to lose more!
    Could it be they don't like their food! I haven't added to the chicks, and always wash after feeding the adult birds before handling the chicks! they would rather eat their poo and bedding, I tried giving them some well cooked rice and boiled egg but their not interested! I have resorted to changing their bedding every day to keep them from eating their poo!
     
  2. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    what is their bedding?
     
  3. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pine shavings!
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    At this point the chicks usually don't need medicated feed. But I would go back to medicated feed. Chicks should be more than willing to eat crumbles. I would make sure that I had a new bag of feed to feed them. (maybe the bag of feed is bad.) I would also use sand in the brooder. The chicks still need grit in order to eat their food properly.
     
  5. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its funny you say that the bag of feed is bad as i just bought brand new bag from feed store! the day before they started this! [​IMG] Sand where do i get that and won't they eat it?
     
  6. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its funny you say that the bag of feed is bad as i just bought brand new bag from feed store! the day before they started this! [​IMG] Sand where do i get that and won't they eat it?

    Yes, they will eat it. But it's actually good for them [​IMG] Their bodies will use it as grit to help them digest their food.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Try a new bag?
     
  8. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its funny you say that the bag of feed is bad as i just bought brand new bag from feed store! the day before they started this! [​IMG] Sand where do i get that and won't they eat it?

    Yes, they will eat it. But it's actually good for them [​IMG] Their bodies will use it as grit to help them digest their food.

    O.k. I will try sand,where do you suggest i get it from?
     
  9. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will try a new bag of feed, this one is almost gone anyhow! picking up new feed tmro mornin when i get payed!
     
  10. Chickpeep

    Chickpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Home Depot has play sand in the section where they sell cement and mortar. bags.
     

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