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Help possibly whole coop of sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spig123, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. spig123

    spig123 New Egg

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    My chicks are two weeks old and all look like this is this weird or normal new to raising chicks maybe its to hot for them?

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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    a few questions, what is the temp in there ? What do you have on the floor for bedding , where did these chicks come from hatchery or someones flock and do they have mites ?
     
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  3. RockyFieldsFarm

    RockyFieldsFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they all scattered around the edge of the box like the one pictured? If so, they are trying to cool down.
     
  4. spig123

    spig123 New Egg

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    Im not sure actual temp i had the heat lamp about 16 inches off the ground last night i raised it to about 20 inches. The chicks are from murray McMurray. And the bedding is pine shavings
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    are they acting better now ? You can pick up a thermostat at wal-mart for a dollar. at 2 weeks it should be 85 degrees close to the light with room for them to move away. They dont look real good to me either.. sleepy sort of . How is their poop look ?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They are probably way too warm. The brooder should be big enough for a warm zone and a cool zone, so they can cool off if they need to. The warm zone should be at about 85* for 2 week olds. I keep a thermometer for reptile tanks in my brooder.
     
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    Its a 6 foot x 4 foot wide cage
     
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  10. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    they are cute . how many do you have in there ? they are huddled for a reason. hot or cold. deid you say what their poop looks like ? and red in it ? I would try them on some chick saver electrolytes , vitamins and if the poop is yucky corrid . Thats about all I got. Hope they do ok for you.
     

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