Chicks-Out of the Woods

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cairopd1069, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 25 day old chicks from Stromberg's on Friday morning. How many days will it be before I will know if they will make it? I know a lot depends on me, but if I do everything right, at what point will I know they are going to survive. All but one is very active, eating, drinking, pooping, hopping and running.
    Cairopd1069
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The latest I lost any NEW chicks for "no reason" was at 3 weeks. I don't know what the official answer is.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=39604
    some causes of early chick mortality

    The above thread is probably not going to calm you down though!! Please don't read it to make ME happy! [​IMG]

    I hope all of yours make it! [​IMG]
     
  3. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info, they all seem so happy and active now, I just hope they stay that way. I have read everything I could find on how to care for them.
     
  4. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    After a week if they are active and healthy I have never lost one.
     
  5. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using a "two week count down" method [​IMG]
     
  6. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I had 25 from mcmurray on oct.27 all were good 2 died 1 at 3d and 1 to a stupid mistake on my part at 1m.I have had alot of stupid chick mother who is me mistakes this year along with predator issues.
     

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