my 3 week old chick eat a beetle!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lucyharper123, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    before she had what i think resperitory diease my chick eat a beetle is this whats wrong with her? but i cant because both my chicks have got something wrong with them :( please help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. TweeTea

    TweeTea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure what the problem is or why eating would be the cause, please provide more information
     
  3. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i seen it eat a beatle not so long ago and it was quite big but i dont if thats whats wrong with her now shes only 3 week old :( i think she has a resperatory disease .
     
  4. farmtotable

    farmtotable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eating a beetle shouldn't be an issue, no matter what size. Insects make up a huge part of the natural diet of a chicken. What makes you think it's a respiratory disease? Can you tell us what the symptoms are, why you think your chick is sick?
     
  5. TweeTea

    TweeTea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIP little chickie.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Aw, sorry.
     
  7. Noddy Girlz

    Noddy Girlz New Egg

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    Some beetles ( rose chafers) can case a poisoning in young chicks. Usually the beetles are found in spring / early summer in central and eastern North America. Affected chicks become weak, lethargic, may develop convulsions and either die or recover in a day. Referenced from "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. Sorry to hear of your loss... I just started raising chickens this spring..so far no losses but know it will be traumatic for me...dang things are addicting!
     

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