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  1. Shawn hill

    Shawn hill Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello guys. I am from Georgia. I have silkies and I have a lot of them and when the babies come hatch I bring them in the house but the problem that I'm having my babies are dying they were born Sunday. I started out with 7 and now I have 2 left. They are in a tote in the house with a lamp on them.please help. Thanks
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, Welcome to BYC :)
     
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  4. Shawn hill

    Shawn hill Out Of The Brooder

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    They haven't been sick at all
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What are they doing before they die? Are they too cold or too hot? Were they eating & drinking? Are their vents pasted over with poo?
     
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  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Ddiva asked some great questions to help narrow down what could be wrong. Good luck with them!
     
  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry you are having trouble. [​IMG] Lot's of good folk here willing to help sort it out.

    Another question in addition to the already important ones asked.... what are you feeding? With bantams, I usually do extra crushing of the starter (flock raiser for me) crumble to make it easier for them to eat and digest. It did help increase my survival rate with shipped chicks.

    No more loss! [​IMG]

    I would get some Nutri Drench in them, or electrolytes at the very least. Recipe is 2 cups warm water, 1/2 teaspoon each salt and baking soda, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Serve full strength. Can substitute white sugar. If you have it, Poly Vi Sol baby vitamins with NO iron can be added to the mix. And offer boiled, smashed egg. That's what I would do for my shipped chicks who seem to be struggling.

    Any symptoms you noticed could help diagnose. Were they falling over on their back? Gasping for air? Running around pecking at stuff and acting spry?

    Silkie babies are so cute! [​IMG]
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! I am sorry about your chicks [​IMG] @EggSighted4Life gave you some good advice, so I'll just say thanks for joining and best of luck!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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