Help I keep loosing chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PAchickenlover, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched a few chicks this fall and the last batch the hen didn't stay on them the whole time. They were a day or two away from hatching when she left the nest. I brought the eggs inside as soon as I found them and got them in my bator. y problem is that they would be fine one day and then one by one they started acting sick. sitting in one spot wings drooped breathing hard. then they would die a few hours later. These were chicks that were only a few days old. does anyone have any ideas on what this could be? Now I just brought a chik in that was out with a broody that was acting funny. When I brought it in it was sitting in one spot chirping a distressed chirp. I need Ideas on what to do ASAP please before I loose another one..... Please HELP!!!
    Thanks
    Mollie
     
  2. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please, please, please help, I don't want to loose another chick.... can't some one help???
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It sounds like they were too hot.

    Hatching temperatures are higher than chick requirements.

    I hatch at 99.5 F.

    The first week of life chicks require 90-95, then decrease by 5 degrees per week until 70, and fully feathered, usually 6 weeks.
     
  4. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they weren't too hot. I have the temp set at 99. I am wondering if this could have something to do with the fact that the eggs got cold. Could the chicks get phnemonia from a cold egg?
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I guess I was thinking that you had your chicks in the incubator after hatching and left them there for a few days at 99 degrees- sorry. Eggs getting cold near hatching can delay the hatch but I don't think it would cause them to get pneumonia.
     
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  6. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats ok, sorry I didn't mean to be rude... I'm just a little frustrated with the fact that they keep dieing... Sorry didn't mean to take it out on you.
     
  7. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please, please, any other ideas???? I am running out of time here.........
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Lol it's ok!

    Everyone has rough days.
     
  9. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah this has been a rough week and a half.... that is how many chicks I have lost.... I should have gotten on here sooner but I was sick too...
     
  10. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have no clue but....you've got me curious...I would like to know the answer too...I hope you find out...
     

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