- Apr 19, 2013
I have 4 chicks all around 3 weeks old that I am keeping in a cage in my bathroom. This is not my first rodeo raising chicks but today was the first time I have ever witnessed one go from perfectly fine to dead within 5 hours time. I had noticed that my most active chick was laying in the corner of the cage with her head down so I stuck my hand In to get her up and she just stood there with her eyes closed while the others were pecking away at the meal worms I had just tossed to them. I watched her for a little while and she started to move around but not a whole lot. So I gave her about 1cc of electrolyte water and checked back with her a few hours later just to find her doing the same thing.. Standing in the corner with her eyes closed. So I picked her up and gave her another cc of electrolyte water but when i set her back down in the cage she started flailing around and seizing up and a couple seconds later she was on her back, dead as a door nail. The other chicks are perfectly fine so I'm totally confused as to why this one just suddenly croaked on me. Any advice?