why did my babbies die

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pshed, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. pshed

    pshed New Egg

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    got 10 chicks all was going well,after week and a half old feed them bread,all got sick and 5 died. i didn't think we feed too much bread, do i have my medicated water to strong?or was it the bread thing.
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were they vaccinated if so what for. What was your water medicated with? Did you feed medicated feed? Where were you brooding your chicks? How old were they when they died?
     
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  3. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What else did you feed them besides bread?
     
  4. Anira

    Anira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can't digest the bread unless they have grit. Also, bread isn't the best thing to be feeding chicks, because it expands with the moisture in their crops and they can get impacted.
     
  5. BarrettG

    BarrettG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just feed them starter feed and at 2 weeks let them free range and give them very thin sliced strawberrys and grapes. That's it!
     

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