DE and baby chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tuffy, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. tuffy

    tuffy In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2009
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    Help, I recieved 16 baby chicks in the mail 5 days ago. All were fine upon arrival. I put them in the brooder pen with a willing new mother hen and she accepted them right away. Each morning for the last 4 days I have found 1 dead chick on the floor. I did spread some DE on the floor before they arrived--did I poison them? I just took everyone out, shopvaced the entire coop, changed food and water and put them back in. What else can I do. please help, it it too late for the rest of the babies? I was food grade DE
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011

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