Poor Baby Chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickendoodle, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. chickendoodle

    chickendoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I would have ten baby's live for ever, but this morning I found 2 gone when I went to feed and water everyone.The rest are still doing well and very happy to see me.They are 2 weeks old.So we had the early morning blues but are happy the rest are doing fine
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry! What happened? Did they die or disappear?

    Again, so sorry.

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  3. chickendoodle

    chickendoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    They went to that big coop in the sky.I will miss them very much.They are all so tiny.
     
  4. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'm sorry. That's too bad. [​IMG]
     
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Had they been ill or showing any symptoms? If ill, all could be sick. Had they been eating and drinking and if so, what? Babies need food and water available 24/7 - they eat non-stop. I also feed mine all sorts of good foods like shredded cheese, chopped up lettuce, veggies, fruits, and oats in addition to chick feed with vitamins in their water. I'm not an expert but I don't think it's "normal" for 2 seemingly healthy 2-week old baby chicks to be found dead - unless predator attack but it doesn't sound like that's what happened?

    Watch the others closely for signs of illness.
     
  6. chickendoodle

    chickendoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    I will watch them.They have food and water 24/7.And everything else they need.The rest are eating drinking and running around we had some bad weather last night and it rained really hard.There was one corner of there coop that was wet and that is where I found the two we lost.That problem was taken care of first thing.
     
  7. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Are they being raised by the mama and in with the rest of flock? If so, daddy or other hens or even mama can/will kill the babies.
     
  8. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 4 chicks are being raised by mommas in with Mario and the other girls. No one seems to mind... The peeps are now 6 - 7 days old and seem quite active and healthy.... but they also still sleep under mommas wings.

    Am I just lucky?

    I'm SO sorry to hear about your peeps... I hope the rest will thrive!
     
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  9. chickendoodle

    chickendoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    Mother hen is with them tonight.We are getting more rain but I think they will stay close to her.And I just put a piece of tarp over one end to be sure they don't get wet.I had a one corner where I found them that was wet and fixed it this a.m.,but the tarp is just in case.
     
  10. chickendoodle

    chickendoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    The baby chicken are doing well.I think they have grown in the last day or two.Thank all of you for your concern.
     

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