Newly hatched chick breathing heavy...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by anac1979, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. anac1979

    anac1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several eggs in the incubator & several that have hatched. I had one chick that hatched fine & by itself, but was breathing really heavy the whole time. When she fluffed out I put her in the brooder, but she died the next day. Anyone have any ideas as to why this chick might've died? I know it's a long shot but i thought someone might have had the same experience & figured it out. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry that you lost a baby. [​IMG] Sometimes, even though they may come out of the egg on their own without difficulty, there may still be something wrong inside of them that kills them afterward. If it was panting, perhaps its lungs never started working properly when it began breathing air.
     
  3. anac1979

    anac1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Yeah, i know it happens. it sucks though. No matter how many you've hatched.
     
  4. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That it does. It is hard to lose even one. [​IMG]
     

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