Chicks dying??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by heidi73931, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. heidi73931

    heidi73931 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do any of you loose chicks just out of the blue. It seems like I loose 1-2 chicks from each hatch. They live for a week or 2 and then just get week and die. My last 2 hatches had been great and thought I had found a new trick but now I've got 1 acting like he wants to die.
     
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Occasionally I have one that hatches not quite right, but they usually die in hours not weeks. Try some vit/electrolytes in their water, it may help. I have heard great things about sav-a-chick gel stuff. Good health/nutrition of parent stock, well sanitized incubator, steady temps and humidity, keeping hands scrubbed when incubating and brooding.......... etc, ect, ect

    I have found that my incubated chicks are Much healthier than shipped day olds. I do get a loss or 2 from hatchery chicks.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    sometimes they can have coccdia and not show symptoms.
     

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