just lost 4 babies today.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by drezac10, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. drezac10

    drezac10 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2010
    Pine Island, MN
    [​IMG] I lost some babies today, I transfered the babies out to the brooder yesterday. I think it just got to cold for them. Between my heat lamp and broody mama they weren't able to stay warm enough. I wish I would of checked on them a few more times. RIP baby SLW's.
  2. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2010
    I am very sorry for your loss ....
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    How sad, so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  4. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Paradise, CA
    I'm so sorry. Don't second guess yourself. We do the best we can.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I lost some last night, too. They piled and smothered. They have been outside for a few weeks, but we had two really hard frosts, and they've been weakened by having cocci. So saddened by their loss. Feel like the worst mom in the universe.
  6. drezac10

    drezac10 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2010
    Pine Island, MN
    I had a broody that they were with and at first it looked like she took to them, but the broody also had 9 other babies that she has been taking care of for about a month. Next time I will check in on them more frequently. Some how 2 of the ones that died were inside the feeder, its one of the long narrow ones with 2 rows of holes and about 10 holes long. Not sure how they got in there, but somehow that's where they were.

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