Dying chicks

Athiena14

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Feb 23, 2018
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I got chicks 4 days ago. 2 silkies and 2 unsure chicks. This morning 1 silkie and 1 other died for seemingly no reason. They other two have been loud most of the day. They have been in a large tub with 4 ducklings and 4 older chicks. They had been eating, drinking and pooping fine.
This evening the 2nd silkie was on it's back barely moving. I grabbed it and did the only thing I knew to do, try to give it some chick saver and put it and its sibling in the incubator to Hopefully get it warmed up, if that was the issue.
They have a heat lamp with the rest, but thinking the heat lamp was too low, I moved it up. They are in a large kiddie pool originally.

What could have happened?
 

Athiena14

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I dont think the white one will survive the night...
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AlleysChicks

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They could have been stepped on by the bigger ones. I lost a few small ones because of that.

Also the chicks look hunched to me like they are cold. Is the bedding wet from the ducklings?
 

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