baby died!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tsagirl, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    I have 12 one week old baby chicks who are so healthy and then I came home after my trip with the kids to see Santa, and a baby was dead in the brooder!
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    I have no idea what has caused this. It looked like all of them have been eating and drinking and of course pooping everywhere, I thought they were all healthy.

    Does anyone know why a healthy baby chick would just die like this?

    I have them inside away from drafts and a nice big heater bulb that they love to cuddle under and lots of baby chick food and lots of water.

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  2. msbliss

    msbliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh TSA, I'm sooooo sorry. [​IMG] I have no clue, I'm sure someone else will have some ideas.
     
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Thank you flying_squirrel.
    I just wanted to be a good mommy hen, and I guess I was not that for this baby. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] its nice to have people that care
     
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Sounds to me like you did everything right...You're a good chicken mom!
     
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Redfeathers!
    What a pretty dog!!! I have 2 dalmations. [​IMG]
    Thank you for that comment!
    Makes me feel better [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. msbliss

    msbliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSA, I'm sure you're a fine chickie mommy! Don't beat yourself up over it. :aww You still have 11 healthy babies and they need you! I did notice on one of my (3-day-old) babies today it had a little pasty butt - just one of the 19. I have NO clue if that can cause horrible problems, but it's easy enough to warm a paper towel & wipe off so keep your eyes open for that. [​IMG]
     
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    good Idea!
    I will go look at there bottoms now!
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  8. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I am so sorry you lost your little one, but you have 11 babies all waiting for your hugs and kisses - sometimes it is just one of those things you might never know what happened just spoil the ones left.

    Julie
     
  9. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Could it have been smothered? That's what happened to one of mine.
     
  10. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    I will definatly spoil them...but wait they are already spoiled HAHAHA [​IMG]

    No pasty buts on any of them....
    hmmmmmm......

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