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

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    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

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    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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