just need a few hugs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fallenweeble, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2007
    i hatched out a batch of serama eggs last thursday and had 15 babies hatch live.
    the smallest of the chicks seemed to be having trouble standing/balancing and would lay on his right side all the time but he was very verbal so i though maybe it was simply a splay leg or something along those lines. i fixed him up with a splint using part of a soft sponge and some of that stretchy wound wrap stuff and hoped for the best. on saturday he seemed a bit weak but yesterday morning and afternoon he appeared to be much better - kinda chirpy and alert so i began thinking he was going to make it. however when i checked on all of the chicks late last night he had passed away.
    i know that it is a natural thing, that not all chicks make it but i was still very sad. he seemed to be such a little fighter.
    i am grateful that i have 14 beautiful little chicks that appear to be very healthy and active but it is a bummer to loose a baby no matter what . . .
  2. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    im sorry for your loss. its never easy [​IMG]
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
  4. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    It does stink big time. We lost 2 babies out of 10 and it was sad. I hope everyone else does great and you dont have no more losses.

    1 of the babies I lost I even slept with for 2 nights.
  5. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard to lose our sweet babies. Even tho he had such a short time on this journey take solace in that he had a very caring and loving Momma. Best of luck with your remaining babies.
  6. Daisymay

    Daisymay Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2008
  7. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    {{{{fallenweeble}}}} I'm sorry! I hate losing any of them. Hope the others all thrive.
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    [​IMG] sorry you lost a baby
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Sorry about your chick. I had a couple serama chicks die in several hatches. I think the ones I had wasn't eating. I just hatched out 3 that are doing great and I just let a friend take them home.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2008
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008

    I experienced the same thing with my little hop along.

    I'm so sorry.

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