Just lost one of my Babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wefanjr, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. wefanjr

    wefanjr Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning they were all fine. I've been checking and cleaning their vents. the temp is 99 degrees, they have food and fresh water daily. I came home to find my 6 day old barred rock on her back stiff as a board. No idea why. What do I do now. Should I be concerned about the rest. This stinks. I come home everyday looking forward to watching them, it's horrible to find one dead.
     
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sometimes it just happens. [​IMG]
     
  3. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :aww

    I'm sorry
     
  4. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm really sorry. Sometimes, it just happens. I'd say, although it's probably not related, your brooder temp seems a bit high. Of course, your thermometer may be off a bit.
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    AS somebody already mentioned you temp is a bit high, i think you can turn it down to 90 now. You know your chick prob just ate a bit too much bedding. It happens. I had one die without reason to.
     
  7. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry about your chick. The first few days I had mine, I had my DH go up first and check to make sure they were all still alive. I now go up but I always wonder if all six will be up and moving around..so first thing, I count. Somehow, I'm not sure I'll ever stop counting.
     
  8. wefanjr

    wefanjr Out Of The Brooder

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    The brooder is 4 ft x 1 1/2 feet, the thermometer is right under the light. There is plenty of room that's not as hot. They don't hudle anywhere or stay far away from the light. I hope I didn't do anything wrong. I thought for the first week it should be 95-100 degrees. Anyways thanks for the support. The rest seem fine still. and Deb I still count my 6 hens every time I go to the coup too.
     
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    I'm sorry. Hope you can find it in your heart to get another one or 2 or 3 maybe 4..................
     
  10. imprimis

    imprimis Out Of The Brooder

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    I know how you feel. When I got home from work today, I found one of mine dead. They were all healthy this morning. Mine are almost two weeks old now and they love to run and jump, almost trying to fly. I think one of the bigger ones may have landed on it and could have possibly killed it? Don't blame yourself, I don't think you did anything wrong, with a brooder that size they can get far enough away from the heat.
     

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