broadlad

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 6, 2009
27
0
22
North East Al
I'm doing everything "by the book" but they just keep dying at around 2 weeks any ideas will be appreciated!
 

bantyhen'sfriend

Songster
10 Years
Mar 22, 2009
233
9
121
Southern Wisconsin
It would help to kow exactly what you are doing. What is the temp in the brooder, what are you feeding, what is the bedding, etc. And, have the chicks been exhibiting any symptoms of illness? Bloody poop, lethargy, diarrohea, etc.
 

broadlad

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 6, 2009
27
0
22
North East Al
they are i my basement in a 6 foot kiddie pool paper covered with wood shavings aspen I think. A heat lamp in the middle @ 12 inches off the floor. And feed chick starter none shop any signs of illness
 

NewHen

Songster
10 Years
Mar 16, 2010
336
6
161
Los Angeles
Are they pasting up? They ALL die? Are they too hot from the heat lamp? Are you wood shavings possibly cedar? Try pine shavings which are nearly white and not oily. Is your chick starter fresh? Maybe it got mildewy in the basement? Maybe try medicated chick starter?


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broadlad

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 6, 2009
27
0
22
North East Al
not all dying just the ones I wanna keep(isnt it always that way?)they have PLENTY of room cause thats what I first thought. there is no draft clean feed daily I'll check the pasting up I hadnt thought to check. Havent used medicated starter but I will and the shavings are Aspen not cedar tractor supply quit carring the good shavings Thanks I'll check the pasty butts and med feed . Jesse
 

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