Need Advise On New Babies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dlolato, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. dlolato

    dlolato Out Of The Brooder

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    Received a shipment of 25 chicks a week ago. Everything was good, everyone looking healthy. Day two, one dead, day four two dead, and now one week later, another one dead. They were all drinking, eating and running around, and within a few hours from seeing them I would find one dead. Did not have them vacinated for Mareks.........could it be Mareks or something else.......WHAT CAN I DO NOW????????
     
  2. Danceswithchicks

    Danceswithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did they show signs of distress?Peeping constantly,ect.?The ones on day two may have starved. [​IMG] Good Luck
     
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  3. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    You might want to double-check the temperature. At that age, chicks need to be kept pretty warm (90-95 degrees). Best wishes with the rest. [​IMG]
     
  4. dlolato

    dlolato Out Of The Brooder

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    The temperature is good - the first one that died was looking weak by the end of the first day, so I put her in the emergency room where I kept giving her sugar water at intervals. She was not eating! The second and third chick were eating and drinking and running around - the peeping seems to be normal. Any suggestions would certainlly be appreciated - I am just sick to my stomach over loosing them and don't want to loose any more.

    The strange thing is that they all look normal, act normal, and are eating and drinking!
     
  5. BirdMom

    BirdMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry you lost some of your chickies.

    Sometimes they have things wrong with them that we can't see. Some just hatch that way. We had a couple do that last summer. Doing just fine, then weaker and weaker, wouldn't eat, and finally didn't make it. Really sad, but part of life, I guess. We do the best we can, and the rest is out of our hands.

    Good luck with the rest. I hope they all are strong and grow big and healthy.
     

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