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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bigjimschicks, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. bigjimschicks

    bigjimschicks Hatching

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    New to raising chicks. I love it!!! I hand made a two floor brooder, We live in mass it has been 78 during the day 60 at night. Our "mother" of the group, she wuickly establised pecking order, died overnight! I am so devastated! I cleaned the coop seperated 6 and 6 on each floor. They go outside in their coop during the day a few hours, not on grass yet? No bloody stool, she was fine before i went to sleep? All the otjers seem fine! I cleaned all their feet the cage added extra food a perch? Could it be she was trampled? Or does not have enough room? Should i make a temporary outdoor place for them until the master coup is done?
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old are the chicks and what is the size of your brooder? Maybe they all pooled together on the first floor and possibly smothered her. Most times when a chick or grown chicken dies, there is no way to explain it. Living things die, that is the difficult part of raising them. I am sorry for your loss.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I agree with DD - sometimes these things happen. Sorry.

    CT
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sorry to hear about your loss. How old are your chicks? How big is your brooder? Drumstick has left you some good suggestions as to what could have happened.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your other chicks and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Last edited: Jun 27, 2016
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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