2 hatchlings that both died... Need help, more on way!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RckrDes, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. RckrDes

    RckrDes New Egg

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    I don't understand what happened. We had 2 babies that hatched Sunday morning and night. The night baby came out looking sick and never really stood on her own (I think her femur was out of place). I gave her a food and water mix by medicine dropper hoping to build her strength and I also tried sugar water. But she died tuesday morning. Now my other, healthy chick has died. She was alone since Tuesday but fine until this morning and we even had her outside playing in the grass on Tuesday. But this morning she just laid flat out and died. We've had babies before but these were our first hatchlings. We expect more babies this weekend so I just want to know what happened before more hatch.
     
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  2. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the other halthy one died than it might be a drafty/cold brooder or thebrooder is not correctly disinfected caused a sickness hope this helps and [​IMG]
     

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