I'm sick of shipped chicks!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickeneyfoot, May 29, 2012.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chirping

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    I've bought day olds from many different reputable breeders and I've had as many as 5 die in each batch! I'm so mad! Ive talked to people who bought from these different people and they never had problems. What am I doing wrong? I give them electrolytes for the first 3 days and they are on reg chick crumble. The heat, brooder, and water are all perfect!! They just get weak and get trampled and die.. What am I doing wrong?!?! I am so upset. I know it's not those breeders fault. I don't know what im doing wrong.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

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    Sounds like maybe they are in too small of an area
     
  3. Moonkit

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    Can you post pictures of your set up? That might give us a better idea of what you might be doing wrong.
     
  4. chickeneyfoot

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    I have about 25 chicks in a 10X5 brooder. I don't think it's too small. The chicks just get weak and lay down.
     
  5. mnferalkitty

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    Thats a good idea
     
  6. mnferalkitty

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    What type of bedding are you using?
     
  7. 2StrayRoos

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    I also lost two of my bearded D'Anvers. Just got them last Wed. One died Sat. the other Mon. The heat is right, using chick-saver in water. I was told to switch to medicated feed. Was using plain chick starter. Bought some yesterday. So far so good. Mine were so tiny. They couldn't walk in the shavings, wings held straight down. Makes me think they were shipped too soon after hatching. No room in the small box either. Heat pack in the middle, couldn't move around. Mine did just like yours so heartbreaking[​IMG]Wish you all the luck.
     
  8. chickeneyfoot

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    I use pine bedding.
     
  9. mnferalkitty

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    Did you have them on shavings right away? Is it real fine shavings or chunky? I always start chciks out on paper towels they can eat the shavings and die
     
  10. chickeneyfoot

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    It really sucks when a chick dies!!!! :((
     

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