Dead chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littlechick2000, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    i just got 8 more chicks last Friday and when I went out to check on them, two of them were dead. Two of them, that haven't died, act kind of strange. They show little interest in the food and sleep a lot. What's wrong with them
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be anything from disease to just not vigorous.
    More information needed.
    Where did they come from?
    What conditions are in the brooder?
     
  3. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    They came from Sal's Ol' Timey Feed & Seed. It's a big deck box, I'd say about 5 feet long and 2 feet wide. It's very tall and the heat lamp covers about half the Bonita the right height where it's not cold but not blazing hot. I put a broken half of a cinder block in there for them after I washed it off with a hose with a nozzle. I got starter feed from Sal's Ol' Timey Feed & Seed. It's locally made and is near the water. I change the water daily and I use big cedar shavings from Tractor Supply.
     
  4. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bottom. Sorry, not Bonita.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Cedar shavings give off toxic fumes, replace them with pine.
     
  6. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my god. I will
     
  7. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Glad you found what was wrong. pine shavings are find but cedar are deadly. Hope all goes fine after you replace the shavings. best wishes to you..
     

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