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Dead chick at 3 wks old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenfever, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went to check on my chicks for the night and one of the cochins was dead, lying on it's back [​IMG] They are 3 wks old and I hadn't lost any so far. I had just checked on them about two hours ago and this particular chick was just fine, eating and acting normally. Now I'm worried about the rest.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just keep an eye on them. Sometimes it just happens for no reason.
     
  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went and checked this morning first thing and they are all fine, very relieved! I hope you are right, just one of those things. It's hard to lose your first chicken [​IMG]
     
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am sorry you lost your baby. I lost my baby blue cochin at 8 days old. It was terrible, she was a beauty.
     
  5. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] im so sorry for your loss!
     
  6. ausamerican33

    ausamerican33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry - that'd be very tough. [​IMG] But I'm glad the rest are ok - hopefully it was just a fluke.
     

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