Recieved my chicks yesterday..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CrazyChickens09, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and all seemed fine. Temperature in brooder is 97. I did the sugar water for the first eight hours and then switched to regular water with minerals and electrolytes and they all seemed fine last night... woke up this morning with 4 chicks in a bad way. 1 is almost dead, 1 is lethargic and 2 act like they don't have any energy to stand let alone eat.. any ideas as to what is going on?? they received maerks (sp?) vaccine from the hatchery.
     
  2. bloonskiller911

    bloonskiller911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are they eating?
     
  3. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try redipping your chicks beaks in water again, sometimes they need a reminder how to drink. Also is your whole brooder 97, as that seems to warm, most chicks do better at 90 with cooler areas to go to. I would also give them mashed boiled eggs to give them a boost.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Is there room in the brooder for them to move in out of warmer/cooler areas?
     
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  5. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are being fed medicated chick feed and I have it 97 because they are located in a room with a closed air vent.


    yeah they have plenty of room to move away from the heat.
     
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  6. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the whole brooder that temp? They might be to hot. They need one spot to say warm and a spot to cool off. Just a idea?
     

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