Flat new hatched

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

  1. illnevercheckit

    illnevercheckit New Egg

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    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

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    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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