Dead chicks,

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tikkajazz94, May 31, 2008.

  1. Ok this is nuts,
    I got chick last year (32 chicks) and 6 died in the first day,
    Then I got chicks this year (26 chicks and on Day 3) and no chicks are dead,
    can anybody tell me what that means?
    Is it that I had to many chicks to grow for the first year for chicks, and now I have the right amount?
    Am i going crazy?
  2. A Carolina Chick

    A Carolina Chick Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    I guess 26 is your magic number! [​IMG]
  3. clheck28

    clheck28 In the Brooder

    May 30, 2008
    It may not be anything you are doing. Did you order your checks through the mail? I know I have been told to expect casualties if you order them through the mail and fortunately, we haven't lost any yet.
  4. I got them from Rochester Hatchery,
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Probably it's just random chance. Six out of 36 is not very different from 0 out of 26 when you consider the unpredictability of postal delivery practices [​IMG]

    It is really really really common for people to lose "some" chicks in the first few days or week. It's not always something you can avoid. Although the more experience you have, the more likely that you'll be able to recognize a problem in time to do something about it.

    Good luck with the chicks,

  6. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Yea its really hard to tell. Alot of different variables. I got chickes last year and lost like atleast 2-4 each order this year i have only lost 1 out of 7 orders.

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