Chick Dies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mathchick3, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. mathchick3

    mathchick3 New Egg

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    I have some 5-6 week old chicks and this morning I found one dead in the coop. All the others seem fine. Any thoughts on why this happens?
    Thanks!
     
  2. danielkbrantley

    danielkbrantley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless others start dying off, I'd guess that one was just weaker. It's always sad, but it seems to happen regularly.
     
  3. mathchick3

    mathchick3 New Egg

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    They all seem very healthy. I just went out and found one dead in the yard. She was just drinking and fine a few hours ago. They were moved into the coop with my bantams a week ago and are essentially the same size so I thought it was a good transition (have done that in the past). I am at a loss, she was a great little bird with such personality.
    Is it something that could be causing it? Anything I need to be looking for? I do not want this to continue.
     
  4. danielkbrantley

    danielkbrantley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...weird. I'm not sure. Maybe someone else has better input. Sorry.
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    If you want a definitive answer as to what caused this chick to die, take it to a lab or a vet and get a necropsy done. It will make clear what killed the chick and it will then be apparent as to what you need to do next, if anything.
     

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