I lost a baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickmama320, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just got home from work and came to check on the girls. One of them died while I was gone today. They are about 3.5 weeks old. I can't believe she passed. I know the other day she did seem quite right. Her eyes weren't open as much as the other ones were. But I picked her up and she seemed to be doing fine... even tried to run away from me like everyone else. I'm sad, but I'm also worried about the other three of them. Nothing really looked wrong with her... no pasty butt or anything else like that. The only thing that I noticed (with her and the others) is that their feathering/fuzz is kinda thin around their wings (like right under and above where the wing connects to their body). I kinda assumed that it was normal since they are going from fuzz to feathers. I don't see any hair loss on the legs and I think thats where mite infestations usually start at.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am sorry about your baby. [​IMG]
     
  3. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know enough yet to even guess what went wrong, but I am sorry to hear that you lost one!

    ~Lisa
     
  4. Autumn Mama

    Autumn Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, so sorry to hear that. A huge hug. A loss is a loss. It's okay to feel sadness...

    ~~~~Sending positive vibes to your remaining three for thriving health~~~~
     
  5. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I look at the other girls more closely they are bigger than the one that past (like fatter/healthier not younger). I don't know if they were pushing her away from the food or her body wasn't keeping the food correctly or what. So hopefully the other 3will be fine.
     

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