Need advice ASAP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gal_amy, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. gal_amy

    gal_amy Out Of The Brooder

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    So sad [​IMG] I just got my 15 chicks from Cackle hatchery and one of the silver laced wydonette (sp?) was dead and 2 others look horrible. The rest - Rhode Island Red and Cinnamon queen look great. They must be a weaker type chicken.

    I've given them all water, they aren't cold (2 heat lamps). They are in the house. The feed is spread out on white paper towels. Any suggestions?
     
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Give them time, they will need to warm up eat and drink. Good luck!
     
  3. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you call the hatchery, they will replace those chicks.
     
  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    try putting some sugar in the water...that usually perks them up
     
  5. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    Utah
    If you dipped their beaks in sugar water, there isn't much else to do but see what happens. I hope the perk up. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like shipping fatigue. Make sure they ALL know where the food and water is.
     
  7. gal_amy

    gal_amy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They told me they would just refund the money.

    Let me ask this, our local feed store will have new babies this next wednesday. That would make them a week apart in age. Would that be a bad idea to mix them?
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I have, without a problem. I think this usually goes OK when they are that young.
     
  9. supercalliefragilistic

    supercalliefragilistic Out Of The Brooder

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    I've mixed some at different ages, it was all fine. Just try not to get super tiny chicks and put them in the cage with much bigger chicks. Even then though, you may be fine.
     
  10. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    2 heat lamps? how big is the brooder and how many watts are the bulbs?
     
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