dieing chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by [email protected], Jan 30, 2013.

  1. bassmaster1498@aol.com

    [email protected] In the Brooder

    Dec 8, 2011
    i am having a problem i found about 5 chicks this in my brooder dead from Monday to Wednesday this week. My brooder is 10x10 and I have 200 3 week old chicks in there. I keep feed and water to them at all times of the day and night they seem to be healthy can anyone figure out why I had 5 dead chicks in just a few days I don't think crowding is the problem but i don't know anyone know what the problem is?????? i keep heat on them at all times to so idk

  2. Impress

    Impress Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    How are you providing heat? A heat lamp?

    Chicks really need about 1-2 square feet per chick, so they are a bit crowded in a ten foot by ten foot space. The amount of square footage they need goes up as they grow as well. If you have a heat lamp, are they all piling on top of each other and possibly crushing the weaker ones? Where in the brooder are you finding the dead ones?
  3. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    At 3 weeks, I'd also consider cocci -- are you using medicated feed?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by