Excited and sad

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BagoRooster, May 19, 2011.

  1. BagoRooster

    BagoRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Got so excited when I got my orders of 21 chick yesterday. Setup their brooder an everything, but it gives me grief to tell everyone that i found one dead when I checked on them this morning [​IMG] [​IMG]. Hope that it is the only one( crossing my fingers [​IMG])First time for me [​IMG] just went and buried her. I hope it's a her because I order one rooster in the mix.
    Any advice on giving the rest of the chick a better chance of surival? The chick got enough warmth, food, water in the brooder anything else I'm missing? Should I leave a cloth in there for them huddle to keep warmer? I know it's natural for some chick to go to (chick heaven) but what is a normal ratio of chick surival from a hatchery? So that way I can prepare myself emotionally when the time comes, if it does come.
     
  2. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't answer your questions, just sympathize...we found our one little puff ball dead this morning to.
     

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