My chick died

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BantyChickMom, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    My little cochin chick died this evening. [​IMG]

    He has been fine.....eating, drinking, running around with the others.

    This evening I noticed one was laying on him so I tapped the glass and they all jumped up.
    He didn't have his eyes open so I took him out, dipped his beak in water, his little eyes popped open and he went to chirping. I put him down and he ran back to the other side and layed down.
    An hour later I went to check on him, and he was laying under a BR already dead.

    There have been no obvious signs of anything being wrong.
    All 7 have been running around peeping, eating, and drinking normally.
    Is it possible he was suffocated?
  2. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I don't have an answer for you, but I'm so sorry. Sounds like you did all you could for him.
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    I am so sorry! [​IMG]
  4. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    sorry that happened. [​IMG]
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

    Dec 9, 2007
    That happened to me with my chick. I had 11 hatch and they were all playing and running and eating and everything. Then I went shopping and when I came home, there was the chick on its side stiff as a board. [​IMG]
    I was super sad and my daughter and son saw it. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Sometimes there are just no anwsers for stuff that happens like that. Its just nature shall we say.
    I really am sorry for your loss....but now you have other babies to love! [​IMG]


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