How and Why did my chick die

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FarmGirl13333, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. FarmGirl13333

    FarmGirl13333 New Egg

    Mar 25, 2017
    I am a new user and I was wondering how I figure out how and why my chick passed.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear your chick passed away. If you could give more detail about your chick that would be very helpful. What age was your chick? Any symptoms shown? Was the chick eating, drinking and pooping ok? I'm sure if you can give more detail members will be able to help you. Our emergency, disease etc section would be a great to post ~

    Hope you get some answers and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, farmgirl, and [​IMG]! Please you joined our flock but sorry to hear about your chick. [​IMG] I concur with what Yorkshire Coop said - post a detailed description in the link provided and see what the ER folks have to say. Good luck to you and your future chickens and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    [​IMG] (I wish it was under happier circumstances)

    I'm sorry for your loss.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
  5. cowboyclayt

    cowboyclayt Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome Glad you joined us!

    Like @yorkshire coop said, we need more info if you can give it to us.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    sorry for your loss.
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. FarmGirl13333

    FarmGirl13333 New Egg

    Mar 25, 2017
    Well my chick was I think a week and a half old and she started limping so we separated her from the others. We gave her food and water and she was eating but not really drinking. She was pooping ok then it kinda started to slow down. We saw that she wasn't moving. She wouldn't even open her eyes, her toes were curled too. I think a couple hours later she passed
  9. Woytgirl

    Woytgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2017
    Somewhere in the USA
    So sorry for your loss. it's always hard to lose a chick[​IMG]
    It sounds like Mareks disease to me.

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