Chicks Dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by henney penny, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope someone can shed some light on this ongoing problem I have.Last year I had this happen and today it happened again with my first hatch of the season. Chick has hatched with no problem,is fine till day 2 or 3 then starts chirping loudly,falls down gasping for air then dies 20 minutes later.This is new incubaotor from last year,heat is where it suppose to be,paper towels on floor of brooder.Chick food,clean water.Please does anyone have any idea whats wrong? Last year I called my vet and he said it was form putting vit. in the water,but there was none this time
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are the chicks eating and drinking between hatch and death? Are you seeing waste in the brooder to indicate they are eliminating properly?
     
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are eating and drinking,no pasty butt,they eliminating.
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are eating and drinking,no pasty butt,they eliminating.
     
  5. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are eating and drinking,no pasty butt,they eliminating.
     
  6. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are eating and drinking,no pasty butt,they eliminating.
     
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about all the same post
     
  8. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone else think of what might be going on or delt with this before
     
  9. MeredithW

    MeredithW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the chicks have a way to get away from the heat lamp? If they can't, they could burn to death . . .
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of the brooder setup?
     

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