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Lost One of my baby chicks this morning

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by terrilhb, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Woke up this morning and 1 of my new babies Little Bit had passed away. Don't know why. I am just really sad about it. I stll have 6. But it is still so sad. Don't know if it was because of it having trouble walking. I tried to fix the legs and thought it was doing better. The other one is doing good. Don't know what I did wrong. I am just really down. [​IMG]

  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Oh I'm so sorry. It's hard when something like that happens especially when you've given it extra care. Think on the brighter side... Soon those others will be big fluffy butts giving you an egg almost every day.
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    At least you tried,sometimes they are just to fragile to make it.
  4. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

    Mar 18, 2010
    stamford, ct
    So sorry. [​IMG] It's nature's way though, the weaker generally don't survive to pass on their weaker genes. It's not easy to watch, especially if you're a mushy animal lover (like me), but it's part of the reality when raising animals. Happy to hear that your others are doing well! [​IMG]
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Sorry. We all know it can be a bit tough. It's very unlikely you did anything wrong, as the rest are fine. Chances are high that there was more wrong with this chick than the legs, and there was nothing you could have done.

    Keeping animals is so rewarding, but does have a down side or two.
  6. It is very hard to watch that tiny life end. I think any baby's death makes me sad, just at the loss of potential. Sometimes the suffering required makes the living unbearable.

    I won't get into what happened with my birds, but there's been a couple of major losses. I mourn the dead birds, but all I can really do is try to take better care of the birds that are still here. Predators are my major worry, so I've been building better fences with netting above. I put up every evening and release every morning the babies that are less than four months old. I hope to get a dog to keep the foxes away. That's all I'm able to do.

    Remember that you have other fluffy babies that need your good care. Don't waste too much time worrying about the one that died. I believe that even chickens go to Heaven. Everyone that is in Heaven is without suffering.

    Please feel better. Go watch your little fluff balls and smile at them.
  7. duckking

    duckking Songster

    Sep 2, 2010
    Cascade Foothills, WA
    I'm so sorry. I know how you feel. We lost one of our chicks at 3 days old. My son and I were crying our hearts out. But the remaining 4 grew beautifully and are just wonderful! It's always so hard, but sometimes they just don't make it. I don't know if it had anything to do with what we did, but my guess is not as the others thrived. Don't beat yourself up about it. Enjoy the rest of your fuzzybutts. They will have you laughing and smiling in no time! [​IMG]

    RIP Little Bit

  8. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    Central NC
    [​IMG] Sorry for your loss. Glad the others are happy and healthy.

    Rest in peace, dear Little Bit. You will be missed.
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Sorry for your loss. It is hard every time!
  10. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Songster

    Feb 22, 2010
    Plant City, FL.
    [​IMG] I know exactly how you feel...we lost one of our babies a few days ago too--no idea why and that's so HARD...[​IMG] Were still having a hard time with it...lol, but i know babies in heaven with its 2 others that never hatched...

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