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Two dead 1 week old chicks!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Charlene, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Songster

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    One was a cornish cross but one was a BR. They should have been vaccinated for Marek's. No signs of injury. What do I do???
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

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    Sometimes chicks just don't thrive, but it's hard to say what happened without more details.

    Can you share more details about their surroundings and how they died? Or how you think they died?
     
  3. Charlene

    Charlene Songster

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    Well, everyone seemed normal and healthy. The bodies weren't pecked. There were 22 chicks living on the floor of a horse stall penned into a 4'x4' area. I had chickens until recently that sometimes went in there. I wasn't feeding medicated starter (but will probably start). I haven't noticed bloody poops, but then again, the area has a lot of stuff in it so I haven't noticed much poop at all. The second one I found was still warm when I found her and had looked fine an hour earlier. Heart attack??? I don't know.
     

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