Just found 1 wk old chick dead????

Belladebi

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
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I have (had) 4 week old chicks and 3 4 week old chicks in separate brooders. I just found one of my little babies dead. She was fine the last time I checked in them. Her body is still warmish so I'd say it happen very recently. The others all seem fine but then she did too. What should I do? My 7 year old will be home from school soon and it was her favorite chick. Oh I'm heartbroken! How do I make sure the others are ok?
 

Cuban Longtails

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Sep 20, 2007
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Sometimes chicks just die with no apparent reason or cause. It may have had a genetic defect or hidden weakness that did not present itself until now. As long as your other chicks are active, eating, drinking, and having healthy poops, there's no reason to be alarmed.
 

AZSummer

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
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I am sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure you can find a way to break it to your child softly.
 

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