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Help! My babies keep dying!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ElectricDaisy, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. ElectricDaisy

    ElectricDaisy New Egg

    Mar 16, 2009
    I swear my biggest chick is doing something to the others! So originally I got 4 chicks....3 EE and 1 Rhode Island (they were 1-2 weeks old from a feed store.) Temperature in the Brooder is fine, water and food aplenty, etc. 2 days later 2 were dead, just acted listless and then just dead. Then I went to a different feed store, got 2 more and then the same thing...2 more just dead. The funny thing is, the original 2 of the first 4 have become best friends and they are both fine, it's just the 2 replacements that keep dying! Any suggestions about what is going on? It's my first time being a chick Mama and I'm just about ready to give up. My kids don't even want to look at the chicks anymore because the new ones keep dying and we are very suscpicious of the first two! Help.
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Get more chicks, put them in a different brooder. Hope for the best !
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    For 8 bucks buy another brooder light and put the other two in their own box for brooding. that should solve whatever mystery is going on....
  4. ElectricDaisy

    ElectricDaisy New Egg

    Mar 16, 2009
    Could she seriously be doing something to them?
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Don't give up. Try as suggested. seperate them.
    Good luck!


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