why did my baby chicks die????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dmkitchen96, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. dmkitchen96

    dmkitchen96 New Egg

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    hello i hope some one can help me. i had 12 black fancy feet chicks, they were about 5 months old. they was in a cage. i woke up the other morning and 10 of them was dead, i lost another 1 lst night. now my question is could where my daughter fed them laying mash would that causethem to die or was it just to cold it was -14. please help thanks [​IMG] dmkitchen96
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Strange that they all went in one night. That doesn't sound like a food issue. And at 5 months they are all feathered out.
    Had they been in a heated area before subjected to the below zero stuff?
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    At five months laying mash shouldn't have caused the problem either. Were all of the chickens inside the coop when they died? Was there no sign of a predator getting in? The only other thing I can think of is the laying mash moldy?
     
  4. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were they in a cage outside? Did they have any shelter from the cold? If not, that is why they died. Chickens need shelter from the weather. A cage out in -14 degree weather would kill them.
     

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