1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Darn it, dead chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Meesh, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Meesh

    Meesh Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Rocky Mountains

    One of my almost 4 wk old Delawares is dead. [​IMG] She died right under the lamp, which hangs down into the brooder. Could she have hit her head on the lamp??? They do boink into it sometimes. That's the only thing I can think of. The brooder temp is at 77 deg. (it should be around 80), so it's not too hot or too cold. Everyone looked find an hour or two ago.

    Darn it! She was one of my better chicks.

    - Michelle
  2. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
  3. crazylilchick

    crazylilchick Chirping 11 Years

    Mar 31, 2007
    Sorry to hear about your chick. I wish there were answers when things like this happen its so frustrating and sad. We just lost a 6 day old chick tonight.[​IMG]
  4. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I am sorry for your loss. I wish I knew why your little chick died. [​IMG]
  5. mangled

    mangled Songster

    We had a 7 week old RIR pullet go down today. They were fine this morning when I went up to feed and water them, and this afternoon, like 4 hours later, she was just down in the run, no injuries, no marks, nothing.

    I think sometimes they just give out, you know?

    I'm sorry about your chick, tho'. It's sad to lose such a dear little thing.

  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    So sorry! I have no idea what might have happened. [​IMG]
  7. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    I'm sorry [​IMG]
  8. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2008
    I am really sorry about your chick, last year one of my little baby chicks just died *most awful experience of my life* and we think it just flew in the wall and broke it's neck because it fine right before. once again sorry and good luck!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: