Losing chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Benjam24, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Benjam24

    Benjam24 Hatching

    Aug 24, 2013
    I have a Goldtop who had 11 chicks of her own. There only a week old, they have all been fine up until today, when I have found two dead at different times? No visual problems etc, any ideas or is this just natures course? Could she have too many, I could split them down and put some in the brooder?
  2. ellie32526

    ellie32526 Songster

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Chicks are susceptible to all sorts of things, especially drafts and temperature changes. Is it possible they drowned? New chicks can drown easily if they don't learn how to drink properly. Or they could have been dehydrated. It could be any number of things that caused their deaths. I don't think she has too many. The chicks will normally gain immunity from some illnesses from their environment, it's possible these two chicks just weren't able to fight off whatever bacteria or virus may have killed them. I know that is not much help, but it is all I can come up with at this point.

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