My chicks keep dieing! What am I doing wrong?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my last lav orp chick die the other day, and my last blue orp died just a bit ago [​IMG]

    What am I doing wrong?!

    I water them twice and day, and they have feed 24/7.

    I forgot to water them twice yesterday, but I dont think thats it.

    What could it be?

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Do they have water available 24/7?

    Are you refilling water containers twice a day or letting them drink twice a day?
     
  3. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry DG

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  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Not enough information.

    All chickens and chicks need access to water 24/7.

    Sorry
     
  5. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

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    Quote:[​IMG] sorry
     
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  6. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

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    Quote:[​IMG] sorry

    did you give them regular chick feed or medicated? I usually gave mine medicated or medicated & starter mix.
     
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  7. Pebbles

    Pebbles Out Of The Brooder

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    Were they under a heat source and were they warm enough?
     
  8. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chris Herzog

    Chris Herzog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto, and could they get away from the heat if it got to hot for them?

    Chris
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:They need water all day and all night, all the time. If they aren't fully feathered, they also need heat until they do. Where are they? Are there drafts? You need to give more information.
     

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