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sick polish chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Keith67, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Keith67

    Keith67 New Egg

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    I have one polish chick already died and one trying to die in two days time I`ve just received my chicks from hatchery 3 days ago and they all looked healthy what would cause the polish chicks to get sick so quick and die in days time ? I have other breeds too and they doing good so far Thanks,Keith
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Death at this age should be attributed to shipping stress or weakness of the chicks. In hot summer temperatures or cold of winter, chicks may become hot or cold, pile up, or become dehydrated. When this is seen, giving electrolytes such as SaveAChick by dipping the beak as often as possible for 24 hours may help. Also check for pasty butt and maintain a brooder temperature at 90 degrees with a thermometer. Sorry for your loss.
     

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