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my guinea chick died!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marymac, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just starting out and have never raised guineas before. My chick was fine , then it started to sulk and sit around puffy. It ate and drank a little. When I separated him he seemed to get more active and chirped . This lasted about 2 days. I put him back with the other chicks and he sulked and puffed up again. So I separated him again. One the next day he was dead. I can't figure this out. We have a water softener, is there any way this is what could have killed it.? Maybe I need to give them bottled water?They are probably about 4-5 wk old.
     
  2. Kessidy

    Kessidy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure, but I am sorry your chick died.
     
  3. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry for your lost chick...not sure about guineas....I am sure the guinea experts have good ideas.....
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Was he pooping? Eating and drinking?
     
  5. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea he was eating and drinking but not much. He pooped but at first it looked dark green then later small hard looking drops. My other 3 guineas seem fine so far.
     
  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Most everyone in this area has a water softener. If it was a big problem you'd hear about chickens and livestock dropping dead all over. Plus if the others are doing fine I wouldn't think it would be something they were all eating or drinking.

    I did give bottled water to my chicks but that's because my well water is nasty. It comes out of the tap yellow sometimes. I use bottled for pretty much everything.
     
  7. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    It could have been the water softener... If it's one that uses salt, I would change to bottled water right away. The excess sodium could easily overwhelm a little chick.

    Carla
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Sorry about your guinea chick, Marymac. That's too bad. I don't know if it was the water softener. Doesn't sound like it, though, given that the others are o.k.. [​IMG]
     

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