Lost my first chick today 6 week Barred Rock pullet what did I do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fire, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Fire

    Fire Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2011
    Checked the chicks this am and one was in the nesting box dead. I had 6 they have all been doing fine everything looked good yesterday. The only thing I noticed today was what looked like prolapsed intestines? I don't even know if that's possible as I'm not real clear on the whole vent anatomy. It looked a bit like pasty butt so I rinsed it off and it was red and about an inch or so long. Haven't had pasty butt problems since the first week. I checked the others and they were all clean. Any ideas or things I need to check? They haven't been out side except for a few hours at a time as my run isn't done yet so I'm pretty sure she didn't get injured.
  2. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Spring Green, WI
    so sorry about that [​IMG]

    sometimes chicks just die of whatever reason. Heart failure, etc. One morning, I checked the brooder and theres a dead chick in there. Couldn't tell what he/she died of. Fortunately we didn't loose anymore chicks. Just happens, I guess...

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