Lost a Chick Overnight :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PamB, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    I only have silkies...never planned on getting anything but silkies. BUT, my dd and I were at TSC last night and there were these two lonely bantum chicks, teeny little guys that were said to be "not doing well." It broke our hearts and we wanted to give them a chance at survival by tending to them more than the TSC people can. We lost one overnight. [​IMG] So, now I just have one. I would have loved to slip him/her under my broody but I'm afraid he/she is sick and don't want to expose my flock. I will give him/her a stuffed animal and mirror for company for now. I guess we tried, right? Here are pics of the two babies:

    Here is the one we lost:

    Here is the other one:
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    God bless you for trying to help.

    With TLC and good hydration, that little one will make it.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] So sorry. Bet the little one that's left will make a super friendly pet, as I'm sure it'll get lots of extra special attention. Hope it thrives for you [​IMG]
  4. cheshireboi

    cheshireboi Hatching

    Jan 27, 2011
    thats the worst feelin in the world..[​IMG] i just got 33 more babies after i lost 10 full grown to a coon or fox but now i see a dead one i see a full grown chicken gone to waste i lost one the other day it looked like it just drowned on its own water i was devastated. hmm thanx im new to the chicken game so im all excited bout the other babies good luck
  5. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Thanks everyone. The lone chick is still alive. I dip his/her beak in water periodically. I haven't seen it eat or poop which concerns me. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
  6. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Songster

    Feb 20, 2011
    Rural Michigan
    What a wonderful thing you did, to bring those little banties home. At least the one little guy didn't die unloved in a store. I hope the other little one makes it. Looks like a Golden Seabright to me...
  7. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    I had one I thought I was gonna loose yesterday. I think it fell asleep close to the heat and got overheated. Then it may have cooled when I was cleaning the little brooder. We set up the big brooder and got the temperature settled and after a couple of hours she started doing better. She's napping a little more but when she gets up she is almost back to normal. I even wonder if the pecking order being established saw that she wasn't doing well and pushed her off to the side.
  8. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    The baby is still alive. Doesn't appear to be strong, but I'm giving it vitamins. I just put four eggs under broodies, so I'm thinking if s/he lives, I'll have a buddy for him/her in a few weeks. S/he is SO very tiny that I'm thinking in three weeks, maybe s/he will be the size of my silkie newborns. I'll have to wait and see.
  9. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    We lost the second baby last night. [​IMG] I feel so badly that I couldn't help them.
  10. shellyga

    shellyga Songster

    Oct 23, 2010
    awww.. you did your best and loved them both.. like a previous poster said.. it is much better for them to have expired in a loving home with all the chances possible than to have expired at the store. Hugs to you [​IMG]


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