my little chick is dead, I dont know why

juangotachicken

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hi, yeah, it was on the floor on the corner

and its dead, I turned it around to check if it has any bites or a clue to why it died

but I dont see anyinthg, I just see the eyes are kinda dead, kinda looks like a fluffy toy, doesnt look real

and ants are crawling

I got a video, but I duno if thats disrespectful

why do u think it died?

the other three chicks that hang out with that chick, that born around the same time, they are running around

I m abit sad
 

juangotachicken

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they have food, and water, lately in morning, let them outside, walk around all day
and at night time, put them in plastic box in living room around 7pm with water and food

no heat source, my dad took it off 2 weeks ago, they seemed fine, today I took a pic of them

they were energetic

today was hot, warm

it started trinkling half hour ago

I duno the food, my dad buys the stuff, but I saw him feed them abit ago, pet and stock feed, pullet grower, and has chicken pictures on it, 6 weeks to 12

went to shop a while ago to buy food, the guy said this bag is for 1 week to 6 I think

but my dad didnt buy 1 to 6 , brought the other ones instead
 

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I have those spontaneous deaths from time to time as well. I just chalk it up to a bad gene combo sometimes I see them go down on their legs and take 24 hours to die or severe wry neck. Most of mine that spontaneously die are either in the first week or wry neck out at 4-6 weeks when they get a bad case of it. Please do not blame yourself. Other issues to research are pasty butt if you check out the learning center. It can be found under the articles section of this site.

If you are raising silkies and have frizzles and they breed out a frazzle it will almost always die(bad gene combo). So I remove all frizzled cockerel and roosters from the gene pool but keep the hens. That is anecdotal evidence and not experiential on my part just fwiw.
 
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here are the chickens, I dont know the names of them tho
 

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they have food, and water, lately in morning, let them outside, walk around all day
and at night time, put them in plastic box in living room around 7pm with water and food

no heat source, my dad took it off 2 weeks ago, they seemed fine, today I took a pic of them

they were energetic

today was hot, warm

it started trinkling half hour ago

I duno the food, my dad buys the stuff, but I saw him feed them abit ago, pet and stock feed, pullet grower, and has chicken pictures on it, 6 weeks to 12

went to shop a while ago to buy food, the guy said this bag is for 1 week to 6 I think

but my dad didnt buy 1 to 6 , brought the other ones instead
I would love to see a photo off the feed bag you mention. If layer feed is being fed before you have layers early then that could be your culprit as well. It can harm their internal organs with too much calcium. Also I have been out of the medical game for a good long while but cardiac and other muscles operate using a dance of Sodium-Potassium-Calcium ions across cell membranes(trust my memory?), so good not to over do any of those. They require a starter/grower feed until they lay eggs.
 
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hi, yeah, it was on the floor on the corner

and its dead, I turned it around to check if it has any bites or a clue to why it died

but I dont see anyinthg, I just see the eyes are kinda dead, kinda looks like a fluffy toy, doesnt look real

and ants are crawling

I got a video, but I duno if thats disrespectful

why do u think it died?

the other three chicks that hang out with that chick, that born around the same time, they are running around

I m abit sad
I'm sorry for your loss 😥
 

juangotachicken

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the white one, seems the litte one eats

I saw my dad feeding them half hour ago, witth that white one, to all the chickens


but the orange one, thats in the shed were the big chickens sleep, and its on the floor , the litle chicks dont eat the orange bag one


since I let the chicks out in morning, maybe they went in the shed and ate some of the orange bag one thats in the shed
 

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