Well, I brought them all home & put them in the brooder I'd constructed via Rubbermaid container, waterer, feeder & ecoglow 20. I made sure they weren't in a drafty location & have even kicked the heat up in my house, just in case.
Yesterday, I left for work, making sure everyone had food, water & all were accounted for. But when I came home, I could that one of the littlest ones, my Silver Laced Wyandottea, was dead. It was like she'd been sat on. Immediately, I became paranoid that I was doing something wrong, consulted with fellow chicken owner pals & was told that my set up was fine.
I went to bed but woke up about 3am to check on them. They were all huddled together, sleeping under the ecoglow. I moved the ecoglow & counted the babies, seeing the my little GLW was dead underneath the group, mainly two of the larger ones.
I'm devistated & wondering if I'm cut out for this. My friend keeps telling me that it's not uncommon for chicks to die, especially after days 3-4, when their yolk is completely absorbed. The two that passed would've been hitting that mark between yesterday & today. They also seemed to be the smallest of the group. 😢😔😕💔
Edited by LivingCanvas - 4/12/16 at 4:15am