Chicks dying??

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

  1. heidi73931

    heidi73931 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2010
    Garden City, Ks
    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

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    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

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    sometimes they can have coccdia and not show symptoms.

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