chick with SIDS? :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaitlyn_rae2003, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    Laconia NH
    I hatched out 4 out of 5 of my silkies eggs this weekend. 3 have been doing wonderfully, eating, drinking, growing. No pasty butt, no bullying...and then I have 1 with like a spraddle leg I used the band-aid method, and she is doing great today...Still small, but she was the last to hatch. Anyway, off subject. One of my active, healthy seeming cutie pies just dropped dead tonight. I left at 6, everyone was great. And by 9, she had passed...What on earth happened? Any ideas? I am so sad, I feel totally helpless, and now im terrified this could keep happening. They have medicated chick starter, fresh clean water with added electrolytes. hand time, but a peaceful brooder with a comfy temp, no one acts hot or cold, they seem perfect! What could have happened? [​IMG]
  2. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    Sorry for your loss but sounds like mother nature took over. You can do everything for them perfectly but nature doesn't always allow them all to survive. Concentrate on the others and love them [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
  3. maysorum

    maysorum Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2011

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