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Sebright cross red jungle fowl chicks died at 8 - 9 weeks why?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by freefly, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. freefly

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    I have a Sebright (bantam) that had two chicks to a wild red jungle fowl standard size.
    One chick died at 8 weeks and the other at 91/2 weeks... this morning.
    I feed them medicated starter, they free ranged with there mother.

    I don't know if the crossing of a bantam with a standard is a problem, I think this is my main question
    or if they had some disease.
    The chick that died this morning was shaking it's head and throwing up for about 3 hours before it died.
    It was fine yesterday and all it's time growing up.

    There coloring never really looked like a sebright. They looked alot like their mother but did'nt have the sebright color... more just black

    Here is a pic of them when they were just a few days old

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