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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by illnevercheckit, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. illnevercheckit

    illnevercheckit Hatching

    Aug 3, 2011
    Hey peeps, I can't seem to find a current answer to my question so hopefully you can help. I'm relatively new to raising chickens, only a few months. My question is, is it normal to find a few chicks dead once a bunch is hatched? A couple of months ago, a bunch of 14 hatched & I found 4 that were flattened. Just yesterday, 11 hatched & 3 were flattened. I never have this problem when I use an incubator, so I assume that the mother is the one that flattened them due to space restriction in the nest? Is there anything I can do to lessen this problem?

    2nd part of my problem is that my first batch of 6 weeks are getting the Avian Pox. A couple of them already died & a couple of them has so many that their eyes are closed shut. It seems that their constant scatching is making it worst. Is this normal? is there anything I can do?

    Thanks ahead for your help!

  2. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    You may want to post this in the emergency forum to get a response - I'm sorry I don't know an answer for you.

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