New chicks...need some help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by teachumusic, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. teachumusic

    teachumusic In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2007
    Hi, We just got a batch of 25 chicks from Ohio in the mail. They were all doing well. It's been 3 days.

    On day 2 one chick died. It was just laying on its side and we picked it up and held it until it died.

    Last night, one more was just dead in there.

    Today, 2 are struggling and looking like they will die soon. One has her eye completely shut. She won;t eat or drink. She just sits and stands and that is all.
    The other had a pastey behind, so we cleaned it with warm water and a papertowel. She has been just standing there with her vent opening and closing and nothing else. No drinking or eating or peeping. She peeps when we pick her up so we have been trying to get water into her between the peeps.

    We have pine bedding with paper towels on top. Fresh water 3-4 times a day in a waterer. Starter chick feed.

    I don't want to lose any more chicks....any ideas as to what we can do to prevent more loss and to help these two babies???
  2. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Have you seen the active chicks eating and drinking? And did you provide them a light for warmth?
  3. teachumusic

    teachumusic In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2007
    Yes, they have a heat lamp...the area is 90-93 degrees

    All of the other chicks are eating, peeping and running back and forth when I go near them.

    sad news, one just died. The one with the one eye closed and just standing limp is still living.

    All others look ok.

    And our other brooder of 10 chicks is doing great..all are living.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2007

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