Speckled Sussex Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CluckyJay, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    Now, other than the SS, every chick I have does well and acts strong.

    Are these weak birds in the hatcheries? I got some from mcmurray and some came from another hatchery. ALL of the chicks are much weaker than the ones I hatched and the others that came from the hatchery.

    I got them from two different people, two different hatcheries. I got other chicks in the same order and they are all fine!

    They just don't seem to thrive--one actually died out of the first round. :-( Same care and everything as the other chicks.
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Free Ranging

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Last year I had that with Buff Orpingtons, and I wound up losing all of three of them, they just failed to thrive, same care, same situation. All else did fine.

    I am getting chicks on Friday, and I got some more Buffs, but we will see.

  3. This is my first time with SS chicks myself and they have turned out to be the sweetest and most laid back of my new flock. They seemed weaker at first but so far they are just smaller and less aggressive. I will say they are a super soft feathered bird...
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    My SS knocked the waterer and out of the 4 in the kennel, she got really sick. I had the brooder full of new babies. Stuck her in the warm brooder with the babies. Duh, got them sick too. Although, she'd never make it alone. She needs company. I thought she'd be gone forever, but a miracle happened and she pulled through!
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    Well, those two died today. Others of that breed from the lady died at her place. Are the hatcheries running the same bloodline on the SS? One was from McMurray and the other i cannot remember.
  6. chickendude9

    chickendude9 Chirping

    Mar 17, 2013
    Snohomish, WA.
    Yeah i know this thread is old..but my SS is almost two weeks and at the bottom of the pecking order..very laid back

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