My baby roo died!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SoccerMomof7, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I went out to check on my chicks and my rooster died. Yesterday he didn't really play with the other 2 and last night I thought he was shivering off and on. The temp was fine I didn't think too much about it. ANy ideas on why he died so hopefully I can prevent it from happening again.
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I'm afraid you'll need to post additional information before anyone can take a guess as to what happened to him. How old was he, did he freerange, was he in brooder, temp in brooder, what food.....that type of information is necessary before coming up with a guess.
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    SORRY - NO CLUE :-(
  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    I'm so sorry your little roo died. New to the life of chickens, I can't say why.
  5. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I'm sorry for your loss. I had the exact thing happen to me. I had a blue cockerel ameraucana that was 13 weeks old and was healthy - absolutely nothing wrong. I noticed one day he wasn't out with all the others and the next morning he was laying in the corner of the coop dead. I was heart broken since he was my only pure blue cockerel....
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    So many things can go wrong with chickens, it's hard to say with sudden deaths like that. I'm really sorry.
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sorry for your loss soccer mom. I worry about my little roos more than the others, simply because there's only two of them. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your others continue to do well.
  8. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Just wanted to say sorry. I know I would feel very bad if we lost our rooster. My kids adore him.
  9. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Well he was only 4 days old and the brooder I try to keep at 90 deg. but I think he was just not strong enough. I don't know though.

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