sudden death?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LukesCityHens, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. LukesCityHens

    LukesCityHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two out of our 9 chicks have died in two days and it just hits them...one minute they are fine and then 2 hours later they just die. they have clean water and medicated food and grit..any ideas whats going on or what we can do we dont want to lose anymore!
     
  2. free_loader

    free_loader Out Of The Brooder

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    brooder too hot? too cold?
     
  3. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine a little apple cider vinigar in the water when they are chicks. Good luck!
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  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I would be looking at the brooder temps as free_loader suggested. That seems the likely culprit.

    A certain number of chicks will die anyway even in optimal conditions. Failure to thrive and hidden defects. Not much you can do about those.

    I hope you figure out what is going on. Good luck.
     
  5. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wold also check brooder temps, maybe they are huddling and the poor bottom chick, though healthy is smothered. Also, eliminate any square corners in your brooder box, it will help prevent a trapped chick.
     

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