They are chicks 7 days old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ramybox, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. ramybox

    ramybox New Egg

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    They are 1 week old , is there size appropriate with there age ? And there are in hot weather , some of them eat a lot of food , and they die , what can I do ?
     
  2. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They seem like a good size since they are the rights size for 1-week old chicks.

    Here are some problems that could be causing the sudden deaths:

    1. According to you, what is hot weather, 20 degrees Celsius or 30 degrees Celsius? Chicks of one week old should be in an environment with the temperature of at least 30 degrees Celsius. Therefore, maybe your chicks are too cold, you can add some heat lamps or warm water bottles into their run.

    2. They might be dying from the wind, chicks can often suffer when there is constant wind. Air circulations cool down the chicks which they can die from.

    3. Pasty buts. Your chicks seem to be eating and seem very happy, but they may have poop stuck on there but which will stop other poop from getting out of their system. If chicks have pasty but for a period of time they can die due to waste getting stuck in there system. Read more about it in this article: http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/pasty-butt.html

    4. The chicks could be overheated meaning that it is too hot where they live. You can prevent this by providing shade or by putting frozen water bottles in their run.

    5. Virus, disease, etc. Your chicks could be suffering from a harmful bacteria that is your area. The bacteria is not visible to your eye but will kill the chickens. To stop the bacteria you can try and put some sore of medicine in their food or water. They could also be suffering from mites, lice, etc.

    6. Finally, their parents may come from a bad breeder which could cause very unhealthy chicks and therefore sudden deaths.

    I hope this helps!
     
  3. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What are you feeding them? See how they're all bunched up together by the crate? They need stable temperatures day, and night with no wind, breezes, cloudiness, etc. causing temperature changes. Week 1 = no less than a constant 90 degrees. Week 2 = no less than a constant 85 degrees. Lower the temperature 5 degrees each week, until they are feathered out.
     
  4. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    From his user name and the building materials seen in the video. I'm going to make a wild guess that he's in or around Egypt. If temps are anything like they currently are in Cairo they should be plenty warm during the day and only slightly colder at night. Perhaps he needs some heat at night, although with that many chicks he's bound to have some losses regardless
     
  5. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cairo's temps right now are too low at night for week old chicks....
     
  6. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's why I said "perhaps he (they) need some heat at night". Btw, it's currently 85F at 9:11 am in Cairo.
     
  7. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    And you were right.
     

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