newly hatched chick dead next day and cock in coup

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jjays7001, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. jjays7001

    jjays7001 New Egg

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    hi every body
    onr of my hens harched two eggs two days ago in a mixed coup with 3old hens and one new cock only cock and this morning one of the chicks was dead with the cock looking agitated in the coop by the dead chick
    should i separate the baby chick and mother from rest of the birds

    john
     
  2. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your chick. I don't really know if it is neccessary, but I would seperate them just to be on the safe side. Do you think the chick was attacked or could it have died from natural causes?
     
  3. jjays7001

    jjays7001 New Egg

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    i think it was attacked as i had an old hen in there as well as the cock and she is a motherly hen wants too look after and protect all the chicks she is 3 years old and the cock was looking agitated i thing trying to get the other chick under neath the mum
     

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