my chicks are dying! HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iwillsolo, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Iwillsolo

    Iwillsolo New Egg

    Jan 2, 2017
    i bought 7 chicks 3 days ago, it's my 3rd time ti raising baby chicks

    but i never came across such problem, they all was eating, drinking and looks really good

    at night one of them started to have a very loud voice, and when i checked them it was okay but keep like shouting so loud

    after 3 hours it checked it, i saw it's eyes closed and he stand alone, he was moving

    1 more hour and it wasn't moving he was lying on the ground

    it took it like more than 5 more hours to die completely

    and this keep happens with the others i wasn't able to anything for it, now what's wrong or what should i do?!
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    We'll need more information. How old are these chicks? How are your brooder temperatures? What are you using as a heat source? What are you feeding them? How do the droppings look? Have you checked for pasty butt? Any symptoms aside from crying? Chicks cry like that when something is wrong.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
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  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry you are having trouble. [​IMG]

    Have you checked for pastey butt?
  4. CoopintheWoods

    CoopintheWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2016
    I agree that pasty butt may be the problem.
  5. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2015
    Portland OR
    Other ideas aside from pasty butt:

    Are you using CEDAR bedding? They can't have cedar bedding- toxic.

    Do you maybe have one of those toxic varieties of heat bulb? There is a kind that kills chicks- worth a search.

    Do your chicks have a place to cool down? An easy mistake is having their whole brooder be a sauna.

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