Peachicks dying

iky114p

Chirping
May 23, 2016
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Hi have lost 2 peachicks in the brooder within 2 weeks the last one was about 12 days old he was fine until about the evening when he seemed lethargic not moving much stumbling not eating or drinking he died early morning so from me noticing he was ill to about 9 hours his poop was dark brown and watery he's been in the brooder from day one what could this be and what preventative measures should i take i dont want to lose any more chicks the same way its heartbreaking any help would be greatly appreciated thankyou
 

PD-Riverman

Crowing
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
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Conway SC
Hi have lost 2 peachicks in the brooder within 2 weeks the last one was about 12 days old he was fine until about the evening when he seemed lethargic not moving much stumbling not eating or drinking he died early morning so from me noticing he was ill to about 9 hours his poop was dark brown and watery he's been in the brooder from day one what could this be and what preventative measures should i take i dont want to lose any more chicks the same way its heartbreaking any help would be greatly appreciated thankyou
Could be a lot of things but Have you given them any grit. I use sand which I start within a few days of hatching---I have very few chicks of any breed(chicks, turkeys, peachicks, guinea's etc) dying. I just put a hand full in a saucer and then sprinkle a little each day of their feed. Good Luck
 

Dany12

Songster
8 Years
Aug 20, 2011
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They die of hunger!
Peachicks ... and their teachers!
The chickens show them where to dring ... where to eat!



What do they eat ?

Grit = when they eat grains .... do they eat grain at this age ???
 

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