HElp!! Disaster!! Babies dying averyday

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by the1honeycomb, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yadkinville NC-3yrs
    I have lost 6 chicks in the last 3 days!! they have plenty of fresh water and feed, I can only imagine they are either cold or they don't have good enough ventilation I put a heat lite in with them. gave them save a chick additive, and the door to their coop is open but I am still finding them dead!!!??? any ideas
  2. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    I they are newly hatched they need to be in temp of 99-100 for a week, so maybe they are too cold? Are theyhuddled near the heat or far from It? What temp is it in the brooder?
  3. LaBaze

    LaBaze Chirping

    Feb 14, 2011
    Covington, LA
    Do they have alot of dried poop on their butts? If so it's pastey butt, clean off the poop with warm water and give the sick ones a little water with sugar in it, it really perks them up.
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Could be a draft as well. Where did you get your chicks? I lost 4 out of 6 from my first trip to Tractor Supply.

    Clean out your brooder. Fresh bedding--not cedar clean your waterer and feeder, make sure they are at 90-100degrees with no draft around them.
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Remember that chicks can also die from too much heat. If they are less than a week old, they should have access to 90-95F heat but they should also be able to get away from the heat to areas of the brooder that are much cooler. That way, they can choose their own ideal temperature. The whole brooder should not be at the same temperature.

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