HELP! Losing chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wolfwoman, May 29, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Got my order of 17 chicks yesterday and knew that one baby wasn't going to make it thru the night, and he didn't. BUT the rest of them seemed just fine and eating and drinking.

    This morning there are two more that seem lethargic and not eating or drinking, just huddled up together. Temp is about 90-92 in the brooder, plenty of food and water available...

    What can I do about not losing MORE!! One is enough! [​IMG]
     
  2. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the temp needs to be higher, at least 95

    I watch them,
    if they are panting ,,,too hot
    move light up a little
    if cuddled together under light,, too cold
    move light closer to them

    They respond in a short time
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    The rest of them seem ok, they are running around and even moving out of the hot area for periods of time. It's just these three that I've had troubles with so far. Sometimes the temp gets a bit hotter too.
     
  4. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Be sure those three know where the water is. Are they drinking?
     
  5. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I haven't seen them drink yet, but I have dipped their beaks. They are mainly just sleeping.
     
  6. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you use Quick-Chick? or other vitamins, polyvisol?, and whenever they are acting "funny" I put some sugar in the H20, xtra pep. Have a good holiday neighbor!
     
  7. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    It said on the instructions no vitamins for three days... I will give them some and see what happens. ALL of them I will give some!

    Thank you and back atcha! Hoping for a BUSY holiday here at the store!
     
  8. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't understand that, I even give chicks I hatch here vitamins, electrolytes, and polyvisol with the 1st H20 they drink.
     
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I'm gonna do it! I guess if others do it then it can't be bad!!

    Wolfdog?? Tell me!
     
  10. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Lost the other yellow one, got one more that's fading....
     

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