problems with chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pedro24, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dear back yard chicken people

    I have had a few problems with my chicks like them getting
    into other pens and be killed or then being trampled to death
    so i was woundering if i sould make a new pen for them or just
    take them until there big enough to fend for them selves and survive
    so if you have any info please message me back [​IMG]



    thanks
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Put them in a brooder box where they can be seen and heard by the other chickens for a couple weeks and they will be fine.
     
  3. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know how old your chicks are but it sounds like they are too young to be with the other chickens.
    Should they still be under heat lamps?
    Maybe that is part of the problem, if they are cold they will try to huddle with the bigger ones and get suffocated.
    What are the other problems you mention?
    Are the other chickens hurting them, going after them?
    You cannot trust older hens with young chicks.
    You need to integrate them gradually, you cannot just throw them in together.
    The advice about putting them in a brooder where they can be seen and heard by the other chickens is good but it may be possible they also still need a heat lamp.
    How old are they?
     
  4. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks were 4-6 days old i put them were the could be seen
    and herd and then the next day i will find them dead 1-2 at a time
    and i only had 6 altogether
     
  5. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
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    at 4-6 days old if they don't have a broody hen to take care of them they still need to be in/under heat... do you have a heat lamp or a heat source of some type for them??
    good luck..
     

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