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dying chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bcf45, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. bcf45

    bcf45 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
    i ordered 10 mille fluer dutch bantams and some others from ideal the mille fluers are dying one by one and the others are doing fine anyone having this problem.
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Do you have a light for them? Did you dip their beaks to show them how to drink? Are you giving them Sulmet in the water or medicated food for Coccidia?
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    the bantams are more fragile and can die after being chilled from shipping. I lost 6 of my silkies 2 a day from the day they arrived and each day after with no symptoms. After speaking with Ideal they said it was from getting chilled in shipment and that it is more common with Bantams. Sorry this is happeneng it should stop ny the 4th day or so. I did vitamins and all that but nothing helped. Ideal will refund your money if you ask. They were VERY nice about it. All the standard size chicks I got did not have this problem.
  4. bcf45

    bcf45 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
    yes did all that. mine black tail buff dutch are doing great.

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