What Causes Baby Chicks to Die

Sometimes, there is no warning which causes baby chicks to die before you can step in and do anything.

Baby chicks are delicate creatures, and there are several factors that can contribute to their mortality. It's important to provide optimal care and conditions to maximize their chances of survival.

Sometimes, genetic abnormalities or defects can cause baby chicks to die. These can be inherited from the parent birds or occur spontaneously.

Inadequate access to food and water can weaken their immune system and make them more susceptible to diseases or organ failure.

Baby chicks are particularly vulnerable to various infectious diseases, including bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

Stressful conditions and overcrowding can weaken the chicks' immune systems and make them more prone to diseases.

Outside, baby chicks are at risk of predator animals like raccoons, snakes, or birds of prey.

Inexperienced or improper handling of baby chicks can inadvertently cause injuries or stress.

Rough handling, mishandling of brooders or heat lamps, or mistakes in providing water and feed can lead to negative health outcomes.

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