My Chicks all Died

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theostofski

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I will change out my bulb for 40 watts because I threw out the packaging and don't know how many watts my current bulb is
 

Katie386

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Did you give them grit? They don’t have teeth so they need grit to help them digest and chew food. And to get them to drink water make sure it’s warm and dip their beaks in it, just pick them up and dunk their beaks. They should learn on their own after that. But if they are cold they won’t drink cold water. Young chicks can get lost easy in a big space and lose the heat source so make sure there is only enough space for food water and to be in the heat and out Of the heat and only expand as they get bigger.
 

theostofski

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I will write to you In this thread if my roommate allows us to try incubating again!

For now, I would like more questions and suggestions on why my chicks may have died!
 

theostofski

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ok so I dipped their beaks and they still would not touch it... I ground up the food does that work as well as grit or should I get grit and I make sure the water is warm everyday
 

Katie386

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Chicks need to be at 30 degrees Celsius for the first week and then lowered every week after that. They don’t have feathers yet so they would rely on mothers body heat.
 

Kiki

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I know that if they get wet they will die but why wouldn't they need water just because its cool does not means its humid
Are they aware you don't think the birds need water? Is that what you are saying here...that they don't need water because it's humid?
 
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Kiki

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ok so I dipped their beaks and they still would not touch it... I ground up the food does that work as well as grit or should I get grit and I make sure the water is warm everyday
You are feeding them the wrong stuff. It you fed them the correct type of feed they wouldn't need grit.
 

theostofski

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Ok they do need water i was responding to another comment about saying there metabolic rhythm may not require water I know it must if they want to live I know I need to give them water
 
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