Weak Chicks????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fainting1, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. fainting1

    fainting1 Hatching

    Sep 21, 2009
    Hello everyone, I'll start out by introducing myself.
    I'm Danny and we live in northwest NorthDakota. We raise all types of poultry usually just a mixed bunch of chickens. Along with geese, ducks, turkeys, peafowl, rabbits and fainting goats.
    I have raised a lot of chicks over the years. And now an raising a mixed set of bantams and a few large breeds. I started out with 110 chicks and only lost a couple when they arrived.
    They are now 5 weeks old and seemed to just quit eating and drinking. and started crouding the corners of the building like they are cold. I lost 4 birds last nite and I imagine when I get home from work will find a couple more dead. Its kind of frustrating I haven't changed feed or water. So am really at a lose on whats happening to my babies. Any ideas. I have raised alot of birds over the years but never had any do this before.
    Thanks Danny
  2. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA

    Try putting this post in the "emergency/diseases/injuries and cures" index. Someone will get back to pretty quickly.

    How many heat lamps do you have in their area? May be they need more and may be thermometer to see what actual temp is.

    Good luck and [​IMG]

  3. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Sounds like they are cold. 5 week old chicks need lots of heat...especially at night.

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