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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Martinfarm16, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Martinfarm16

    Martinfarm16 New Egg

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    What wrong with the black and bigger yellow one?!? Only 6 hours old
     
  2. Martinfarm16

    Martinfarm16 New Egg

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    They ended up passing they were to weak gasping for air and their body was limp..
     
  3. CheekyChicChick

    CheekyChicChick New Egg

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    Hard to say without any context!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Maybe because of their size, they had a very rough, long hatching process. Is the third, a tiny chick, doing okay?
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - hope your chicks are doing ok by now!

    CT
     
  7. Whittni

    Whittni Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should never handle recently hatched chicks, they simply do not have the energy for this kind of interaction. I'm sorry they passed away. The best thing you can do in future hatches is to surenge a couple drops of sugar water into their beaks and hope for the best (also put in their main water and dip each chicks beak ever so slightly in it). You should also note that something could have been easily wrong with the chicks internally. They may have had twisted guts or heart problems.
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    With chicks that wet they should still be in the incubator or under a hen. Being in a plastic tub with no bedding is not good for them. They easily chill and need time to dry and fluff up before being exposed to a cooler environment. Were they incubator or hen hatched chicks? Mine stay in the incubator for 24 hours after they hatch. This gives them time to dry, fluff and rest before being moved to a pre warmed brooder.
     

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