6 day old's didn't make it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MICHIGANmike-luvs-CHICKEN, May 13, 2009.

  1. MICHIGANmike-luvs-CHICKEN

    MICHIGANmike-luvs-CHICKEN New Egg

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    I'm new here and just recently had 4 new RIR chicks pass while I was at work yesterday. Everything was great for 6 days and not quite sure what happen. This will be my second time raising chicks and was succesful the first around. The heat was good, fresh food and fresh water every 3 hours. So I don't know, very sad though! What I did find out was that my daughter 5 year old, placed 3 or 4 small blades of grass in the brooder the night before we found them while I was out of town on work. Would the grass have caused this? Any info would help so...Thanks
     
  2. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I can't answer your question but I am so so sorry you lost the little ones! [​IMG]
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    The grass may have done it if they are young chicks. Please don't tell you dd that though. Sometimes they just dye for no apparent reason. No way to be sure without having a vet check them. Sorry about the loss. Welcome to BYC. Good Luck
     
  4. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think that yes the blades of grass could have done it. First they were too young for it, and second, they had no grit in their gizzard to help grind up the grass. Sounds like they might have gotten an impacted crop, OR perhaps something else was given to them that you weren't aware of.

    I'm very sorry for your loss!
     
  5. MICHIGANmike-luvs-CHICKEN

    MICHIGANmike-luvs-CHICKEN New Egg

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    Thanks all for the replys. Everything and anything helps, that's why I've always loved the BYC forum. If we can all learn from one another that's what its all about. I know I learn something new everyday! Thank again. MM.
     
  6. ClairedeLune

    ClairedeLune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Denver, Colorado
    Oh, so sorry for you. Lost a day old 1st time... R.I.P. Leopard. [​IMG]
     

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