One of our chicks died

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emilyehrhart, May 18, 2011.

  1. emilyehrhart

    emilyehrhart New Egg

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    We had four chicks (all one week old), but I found one dead today. We're wondering if we should replace the chick that died. We like the idea of having 3 or 4 chickens, so we thought maybe we should get another in case one of our the chicks we have now dies. I'm concerned about bringing another chick into the flock...will the other chicks accept it? What if the chick brings with it a disease that spreads? Any suggestions or input would be much appreciated.
     
  2. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get ten [​IMG]
     
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 6 chicks then a week later got 2 more. So there was a week difference in ages. they are now 6 and 5 weeks (today). We've had zero problems with them. Want to move them to the outside (larger) brooder but right now we're waiting for the weather to warm a little at night (lows at night this week the low 50's and tonight expecting 49) Days have been in the high 90's and this past week in the mid 80's. the cardboard box brooder in my shop is way too small, wall to wall chicks. they love it outside. then in a couple more weeks, the big move to the tractor.

    good luck, I don't think you will have any problem, keep the age difference as close as possible.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If you're gonna, do it quickly. 7 days apart in age is easy. Two weeks is harder sometimes.
     
  5. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyu...i needed this info too !

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  6. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to hear of your loss. we started out with intentions to get 2, we got 4 instead, they are now 41/2 and 51/2 weeks old. last sunday we picked up 2 ,3 day old silkies, we're keeping them in a separate brooder since they're sooooo tiny. our theory has become the more the merrier!!
     
  7. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get 10

    I agree with ragerkid2;)
     
  8. Taylorhens

    Taylorhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking this is what people mean when they talk about chicken math...if one doesn't survive, replace it with 10!
     
  9. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you're getting the hang of it. [​IMG]

    GC's DH
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  10. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    If you're gonna, do it quickly. 7 days apart in age is easy. Two weeks is harder sometimes.

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