Deasprately need help I am freaking out. please.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicknduck, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up my 25 chicks from the post office and it was 9 degrees. Even colder thru the night and a few were almost dead. Thru the day they all seemed weak and started falling over and not getting up or staggering. It almost seemed like their little legs stoped working.Now they are dieing quicker. After about 10 were dead I had to walk away for a while and this is what I saw when I got back.....
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    They were all gooey ...
    I have done this befor the brooder was set up the temp was right the water and food was right.
    I am soooooo worried could the cold have damaged them this much or could they have had some disease?
    They were shipped from Murry McMurry hatchery when I called earlier to tell them they were dieing they said to wait 48 hours and then give them the final count of dead ones. Could this be what happens when they are exposed to cold? Please Help me...
     
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  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Yes
    At 9 deg its too cold for any chick to survive
    Hope a few make it for you [​IMG]
     
  3. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone... input please help me calm my nerves
     
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    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But would they start looking like this.
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that they drowned in the water pan? Or they fell in, got out, and died from being wet? Maybe you should get a chick waterer, just to be safe, or put a large rock in the center of the dish. I hope you can figure it out, I know it must be hard. [​IMG]
     
  6. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do have a little chick waterer I have used it for other batches, they cant really get wet from it. They were all sticky to the touch.
     
  7. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they be getting in the water some how? The extra stess of being wet could do it. But I am just guessing... Try adding a little sugar to the water. I know it is hard, but try not to worry.
     
  8. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree. looks like they got wet.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    You need a chick waterer..they look like they are getting wet...
     
  10. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, from your pic it looks like a tupperware/corningware plastic base that might be too deep for them.

    so sorry for you loss, I hope you have some come through.
     
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