Just found 1 wk old chick dead????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Belladebi, May 24, 2011.

  1. Belladebi

    Belladebi Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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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.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Well said!
     
  4. AZSummer

    AZSummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tell you, God has one great flock up there in heaven. He always seems to take the good ones first!
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm very sorry. [​IMG]
     

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