Help! What's going on? instant death!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by banter, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Just picked up a chick and it died instantly! The last chick is in my shirt!
     
  2. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    Was this little chick born recently? Have you had others die? What was the Temp in your brooder, and in your incubator. Did it look fine before you picked it up? If not, what was it doing?
     
  3. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    They were 2 wks old-AE? All eating and fine until this morning-I have raised many chicks with no problem so I am sure it's some disease. Quit eating all of sudden and sat down on bums-no diarrhea ?????????/
     
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Maybe the litter? Changed cage today -Fumes?
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * What are you feeding?? And what's on the floor of the brooder?? Where in the house are the chicks being kept? Is your house propane, gas?? Have you cooked with teflon today??
     
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  6. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you hatch them yourself or buy from a hatchery?
     
  7. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I know about Teflon-do not use- We are in Maine and my basement is granite. Raydon?
    We have only lived here a few months. this is my first hatch out in this (1850's) house.
     
  8. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    wow... can you get a radon test at Home Depot or Aubuchon? That would be crazy if that was the cause, but on the other hand, like canaries... saving you and your family......

    What other detaisl on the chicks? Hatched or feed store, etc?

    Best wishes!!
    Stacey- South Portland
     
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  9. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Same organic chick feed- new chickens as stock-their eggs used hardwood chips with paper towels (white) on top of it -We have well water and it''s always tested pure. Spring-could I have some kind of contamination?
     
  10. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:Any chance there is Walnut in your hardwood chips?
     

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