Not sure why my chick died...any help?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cettab, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Cettab

    Cettab Hatching

    May 25, 2012
    Hey everyone! I have had my chicks for a week today! I came home with three but early this morning one pass away. I can't figure out what was wrong with her and I'm hoping you can help! Wyatt started breathing heard on Wednesday but she was still active and running around so I wasn't too worried. Last night when I got home from work I cleaned their house and everyone seemed fine. Before I went to bed I checked on the ladies.....Wyatt wasn't very active and just screamed bloody murder when I picked her up. I sat holding her for awhile and she didn't try to get away once...just laid in my hands. When I went to bed I made her a separate little bed and put her on my nightstand with a heating pad underneath to keep her warm. She squaked a few times but never moved. A little after midnight she passed. I tried looking up what could be wrong but I wasn't having much luck.

    Here were her symptoms:
    -She was breathing really hard and fast...her whole body moved when she took a breath. At times it almost sounded like she was wheezing.
    -she stopped opening her eyes
    -loud squaks like she was in pain every now and then
    -she would not stand up on her own
    -she didn't poop the whole time I was holding her or when she was in her separate box...about 4 hours

    Does anyone know what could have been wrong! I wanna be sure it's not contagious or if there is anything I can do to prevent the other two from suffering the same fate! Thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  2. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
    So sorry for your loss! You will get a better response if you post in the Emergency section. Sometimes we never now why they suddenly die.
  3. Cettab

    Cettab Hatching

    May 25, 2012
    Thank you! I will do that...I'm still so new to this! :)
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    So sorry your little one didn't make it
  5. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Welcome!! [​IMG]

    Sorry you lost a chick. I'm not exactly sure what to tell you. I've had this happen before even when their wasn't any sign there was something wrong!! Hope you get it figure out!
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. So sorry about your chick [​IMG]
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. So sorry to hear about your chick. :hugs
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Hello and [​IMG]

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