Out of danger

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Beh789149, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Beh789149

    Beh789149 Just Hatched

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    We had 17 baby chicks arrive 1 week ago. One was dead on arrival, two others subsequently died on days 2 & 3. We had a fair amount of pasty butt. Now that I've lowered the temperature and added apple cider vinegar, that seems to be clearing up.

    Question: Do most chick deaths happen within the first few days? Are we out of danger? [​IMG]
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I would say you've passed the worst of it. If they are all active, and running around, if there are no lethargic ones, that's a good thing. Where from, if I might ask?
     
  3. Beh789149

    Beh789149 Just Hatched

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    We bought them from McMurray and we live on Maui. It's a long trip for me...I'm sure it wasn't easy in a box!
     
  4. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute, is the dark one smaller ?

    I'd still check their butts a couple times a day , you'll see it as they run around if they get plugged again. I put coconut oil on to keep things moving.
    , or polysporin if its red.

    Always have fresh water and food for them chicks are incredibly hungry.

    A small box to hop on to or climb in is entertaining they will peck at it also. I like to give them things to do, a string with a toy hanging in the brooder, a branch to climb on a crumbled paper... keep them busy and have fun!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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