Shipped chicks HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aandtg, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. aandtg

    aandtg In the Brooder

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    I got 37 chicks in the mail from Greenfire Farms yesterday. 1 was dead on arrival. 3 more have died today. The temp is good. They have food and water. I have just added electrolytes to their water (save a chick). What else can I do?
     
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  2. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    You are doing the right things. How far did they get shipped? Asking because the trip is hard on them sometimes,and other times deaths are defects overlooked in mass hatchings.
     
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  3. aandtg

    aandtg In the Brooder

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    From FL to TN
     
  4. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Is everybody else looking ok? Everybody eating,drinking,pooping? I don't know if you've ordered chicks before or if you have if you used these people but seems like you are doing all you can. Losses happen alot more with some hatcheries than others.
     
  5. aandtg

    aandtg In the Brooder

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    I haven't used them before, but they are supposed to be one of the best in the country with some of the rarest chicks out there. I have ordered before but there were 2 week olds not day olds. Thank you for your help. I just needed assurance I wasn't forgetting anything.
     
  6. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    Do they have pasty butt?
     
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  7. aandtg

    aandtg In the Brooder

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    I haven't used them before, but they are supposed to be one of the best in the country with some of the rarest chicks out there. I have ordered before but there were 2 week olds not day olds. Thank you for your help. I just needed assurance I wasn't forgetting anything.
     
  8. aandtg

    aandtg In the Brooder

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    No, no pasty butts
     
  9. aandtg

    aandtg In the Brooder

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    One does look weak but everyone else is looking ok
     
  10. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Try giving that one a little sugar water to up its energy.
     
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