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Lisa... sad news

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lexustami, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

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    Lisa,

    All of my babies are dead. I don't know what happened. They were fine yesterday morning and my son found them all dead yesterday after school. They were all intact so nothing killed them. And they were all acting just fine. Eating and drinking fine. The only thing I can think of is maybe they got too cold.

    We are really mourning the loss of Helmut and Mohawk Man.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  2. Oh No, Tami! That's awful.
    I'm so sorry [​IMG]...

    Lisa
     
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    That's terrible...I'm so sorry you lost your chicks.
     
  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I'm so sorry about your babies! That had to be a horrible shock. :aww
     
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

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    Oh wow that would tear me up inside...I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
    I wish I had a huge farm and I would get you more eggs.....
    sad. But hopefully in the future you will have some super strong babies.

    :aww
     
  6. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

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    Quote:Thanks. I already have 40 more eggs in the bator. Luckily, some from Lisa.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  7. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

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    Quote:Lisa,

    It is just tearing me up.

    It wasn't any colder yesterday than it has been on any other day. All of the 4 month old siklies in there with them are all fine. I'm guessing that the older Silkie's made them stay in front of the coop (by the door since that is where we found them) where it is a bit colder and they hogged the warmth from the light for themselves.

    The new brooder my DH is building for me won't have the same problem! It will be warm enough in there no matter where they are in the coop.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh that is so sad wishing you a great hatch on your next batch.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] So sorry to hear about your chicks.
     
  10. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I'm very sorry !!!

    Julie
     

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