New mommy to baby chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AliciaKukan, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. AliciaKukan

    AliciaKukan In the Brooder

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    Hi, just this past Friday I went and picked up 6 baby silkie chicks. When we got home I could tell 1 wasn't doing so good. It didn't make it threw the night. Neither did 2 others. And today a fourth passed. Now the person I got them from said they were a week old but I went yesterday and got 4 more chicks from someone different that said theirs are a week old and they are much bigger then the silkies I got. As far as I know I've done everything right. I have them in a big tub with bedding food water and a heat lamp, I keep the water and food clean, I keep the bedding clean and dry, but the silkie keeps dying someone please help! This is the container they are in before I added them and the bedding. And my daughter standing next to it is to show how big the container is. My daughter is 5
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Floor temperature? What are you feeding?

    I suspect someone sold you sick chicks, and that it's not anything you've done.

    EDT: it is a chick safe bulb, right? Teflon coating emits poisonous fumes.
     
  3. Leahs Coop

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    Can you post a few pictures of all of the chicks you have/had and we can help you figure out the age.


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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I'm so sorry for your losses.
    That tote is too small. It would be very difficult to correctly control the temperature. The question about the bulb being Teflon coated is important too.
     
  6. AliciaKukan

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    I'm feeding them Dumor poultry crumble
     
  7. AliciaKukan

    AliciaKukan In the Brooder

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    No the bulb is not I went to a pet shop and told them exactly what I needed and for what kind of animal
     
  8. AliciaKukan

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    So do you think they are getting over heated?
     
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Double check the box, sometimes employees don't know things.
     
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Highly likely with a heat bulb. Get a thermometer and check what the temp is under that lamp.
     

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