Chicks-Out of the Woods

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

  1. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2010
    Cairo, Ga
    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.
  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.
    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 In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2010
    Cairo, Ga
    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 Songster

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

    HorizonSon Songster

    Oct 5, 2010
    Pacific NW
    I am using a "two week count down" method [​IMG]
  6. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    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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