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

Cettab

Hatching
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May 25, 2012
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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!
 
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kidcody

Crowing
9 Years
Nov 1, 2010
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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.
 

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
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Sep 20, 2009
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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!
 
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