3 week old chick randomly died during the night?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lissaleigh2652, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. lissaleigh2652

    lissaleigh2652 In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2015
    Southeast Kansas
    I had a beautiful little Sicilian buttercup chick that I adored. She was feathering out sooo beautifully. Last night when it was bed time, I went in and checked on everyone (18 chicks and 2 ducks) and they all seemed great. This morning when I went to check on them, my little butter cup was in the corner dead, practically flattened and the other chicks had started picking and eating her. I just don't have any idea what could have happened to her. What's the most likely scenario; did the other chicks bully her to death? [​IMG]

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If all the chicks huddle in that corner to sleep, they may have inadvertantly suffocated her.

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