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Dying 3 day old chick

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One of my chicks is in the process of dying, won't eat, won't drink, won't move, etc. I tried moving her around, putting her mouth in water, laying her directly in food... she just falls over. With that being said, other than put her in a separate part of the nursery...what do I do and what do I do with her when she passes?
Sorry, new chick mama.
Thanks guys
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Is she still alive?  How long has she been like this?  Any of the others showing signs of distress (temperature, illness, etc)?

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No she died. 😟the 35 others seem to be just fine! I kept checking on them and they were just about to settle in for the night.
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There is something called failure to thrive. Actually, any species can have it. A newborn or newly hatched critter of any kind can have unseen problems, whether they are genetic or not, where they simply don't eat or drink correctly, slowly waste away, and seldom make it. It's sad, and unfortunate, and heartbreaking, but it's just something that happens. :( That sounds like the situation you had. There would have been nothing you could do to change things. :idunno

 

 

It's good that you came and asked, though, because sometimes new chicken owners don't know how to raise chicks properly, and they can learn what they were doing wrong in time to save everyone. :thumbsup 

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Gandhi
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." ~ Frugal mantra
"Still, we ravage the world that we love. And the millions cry out to be saved. Our endless maniacal appetite. Left us with another way to die." ~ Disturbed: Another Way to Die
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