chicks died suddenly....what happened?

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i bought my chicks from the feed store on tuesday. everyone is healthy and happy but last night i hread some loud peeping which was nothing unusual. it was an hour from the last time i checked them and then found one of my bardrocks dead. she was still warm and had no signs of injuries she was not wet but had a pool of clear liquid around her beak that felt slimy. her stomach felt a bit like a soft ballon. any ideas of what may have happend?
 

Nuggetsowner:)

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I have no idea, I have luckily never lost a chick. Sorry to hear of your loss. I thought I would bump this back to the top so maybe you could get an answer. Good luck with the rest of your chicks!!
 

silkiechicken

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Some times baby chicks do die for no reason in the first week or so. Don't beat yourself up about it. Could have had something wrong inside, or ate a shaving that got stuck.

Best of luck with the rest!
 

chickencity

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it could have been the shavings. i was cleaning the bunny cage and thought it would be a good a idea to but some shavings in the broder. they acted like i gave gave them gold lol. they would pick up a peice and then run around with it. but they calmed down after an hour or so of playing with them. i didn't put any in there this moring.
 

chickencity

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the shavings are aspen. i have two chicks today that had drity bottoms so i moved the light up about an inch or two. they arent huddled under the light or crowding the walls. they are bascailly just all over the place.
 

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