- Oct 27, 2018
I went to feed my baby chicks and found a week old dead in the bottom of the box. It was sooo sad! Does anyone know why she(Hedwig) could have died? She had no signs of coccidios or Mareks or any other disease frequent to chicks. She was bright eyed, alert and fuzzy. The only thing I could think of is that the yolk sak didn’t absorb completely or that the chick was already weak b/c as it hatched, I knew I’m not supposed to but I helped it out of the shell. It took over a day to hatch, and the other chick was already out, so I got a pen cap and gently peeled back the membrane. It was hard and sticky.