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help new to chickens and losing my babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by donna69brdluv15, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. donna69brdluv15

    donna69brdluv15 New Egg

    Aug 18, 2014
    I have a second group of chicks. These little guys are not doing so good. every other day I wake up to a dead chick. This is all I have noticed: they have a very smelly medium brown runny poop. I keep clean water every day, clean bedding which is hay (first I tried pine they died in it) I give them antibiotic chick starter feed, I have checked and regulated heat, I just started adding electrolytes, worming and vitamins to water is there anything else I can do and what can be the problem. I have checked their butts they are nice and clean. please help before I loose all of them.
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 on post in the Emergencies forum iwiw60 linked for you, so sorry about the chicks. Give as much information as possible. How old are they, how many, what kind, where did they come from, how big/what is your brooder set up like, how much and what are you supplementing/ medicating them with etc.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your babies. [​IMG] Definitely post in our emergency section for more help with them. I hope you can get them all back to good health soon.
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry for your babies![​IMG]
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Sorry to hear about your chicks- I hope people in the Emergencies section help you quickly!
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry your chicks are not doing well. Definitely post on our Emergency section immediately. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your chicks recover. Good luck.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How old are they? Did they seem healthy when you first got them? Do they show some particular symptoms before they die?

    Are they in a brooder? what is the temperature there. Do they have space to get away from the brooder light if they feel too hot. Do they have enough ventilation? Do you have a wire covering over the top of the brooder - so they get some air?

    Or do you have them outside? What are your temps like? Do they have shade so they can get away from the sun?
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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