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could wasp sting kill chick

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I have 5.... 2 day old Wyandotte chicks.. all of them seemed to be drinking and pecking food.. this morning one was dead... tonight I find down the side of the brooder a huge wasp.. could this have stung the chick and killed it? I am in the UK and it wasn't a hornet, just a common wasp. As I am new to this could someone suggest why it died.. thank you.

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Possibly.  The venom causes swelling and a sting in the wrong spot might have closed the airways.

I don't think the wasp has enough venom to kill a chick by poisoning it.  The things they kill are quite small.  Multiple stings by many wasps might possibly kill a chick.

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Sure, why not. Wasp stings can kill people who are allergic. I have a dog who is allergic. So, why not a chicken?

At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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