cause of sudden death

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by colster10000, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. colster10000

    colster10000 Chirping

    Dec 25, 2010
    ham lake
    i have some 3 week old lav orpington chicks and one suddenly died and as i was examining it before buring it i noticed that the center of its eye was white any idea why that would happen
  2. LoriNSally

    LoriNSally In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2011
    Im sorry you lost your baby! No idea what the white spot is, but I did lose one of my buff orpingtons at about a week old, had no idea why. Didnt seem to have anything wrong with her (with my limited knowledge I only looked for obvious signs such as trauma and pasty butt), just found her dead in the morning. [​IMG] Still changed all bedding, feed, and water just in case (my 11 others are fine a month later). I was told by my chicken friends that there is a high mortality rate in chicks, and sometimes they just die for no reason that you can tell. Good luck with your other girls!
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    I just lost one at 6 weeks. She was walking around, then sat down, rolled to her side and was dead. I was sitting out in the brooder at the time and watched it, nobody was picking on her, nature just took over. No idea on the white spot, just chalk it up to nature and move on.[​IMG]

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