Lost a chick today...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CTChickenMom, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    SE Connecticut
    I handled this better than I thought I would. She was one of my Golden Penciled Hamburgs named Eva, she was the littlest one. She would eat with the bigger chicks without problems but when she stood still, she often had her mouth open like she was panting a bit. She was half the size of her 2 sisters of the same breed/coloring. I looked in her mouth because it looked like she had something in there but her 14 other brooder mates had walked all over her so she actually had stuff in her beak. I'm considering it a failure to thrive.

    In the back of my mind, I knew she wouldn't make it too much longer. I came down tonight around 7 pm to feed them and she was already gone but not too long, she was still warm (or maybe it was just from the brooder light) and her eyes were closed. I found a cardboard box just her size and am heading out to bury her.
  2. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Aww, I hate it when that happens but it's all part of it I suppose. [​IMG] Sorry for your loss.
  3. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Southern Maine
    Sorry. Very sad news.
  4. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Kalispell, Montana
    darn it.........sorry!
  5. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    I'm sorry. [​IMG]
  6. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    SE Connecticut
    I was okay until it was time to actually lay her in the ground. I cried...I thanked her for her time with us and told her that she would be born again sometime as a healthy and happier chick. I've only had her since March 30 and became attached to her in that very short time. My thought now is that she isn't stressed anymore and she can stretch her wings and fly.

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