NEED HELP!

ruthk

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
2
0
7
Ireland
I have 6 hens and 5 ducks well used to poultry! We have just got 3 chicks 2+ weeks. 1 unfortunately passed away and I don't know why, I'm afraid for the other 2. They have food water and they are cleaned out regularly. I have cleaned the bum of one of them as there was signs if pasty butt she doesn't seem to be herself . Any advice would be a help thank you
 

SA Farm

Crowing
6 Years
Mar 11, 2013
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Ontario, Canada
Where are your 2 week old chicks? They shouldn't be with the adults yet if that's where they are. At their age, they should still be in a brooder with a heat lamp. Baby chicks can get chilled very easily! I don't move mine outside until at least 6 weeks old and then they are housed separately from my adult stock until they're big enough to handle themselves.
 

ruthk

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
2
0
7
Ireland
Thanks Kathryn! Ya they are by themselves still inside with lamp. Still one of the chicks seems abit lazy compared to the the last few days and even the other one. I'm just afraid I'm not doing something!
 
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