In the Brooder
- Apr 23, 2014
I am brand new to raising chicks. Mine were hatched Saturday and with me since Monday afternoon when I picked them up from the Post Office. All were doing well, eating and drinking and active. I just lost one. I was outside for about 20 minutes and came in and found one on its back, trying like crazy to roll back over to get up. I helped it, held it while drinking a bit a water... and it died minutes later. The chick was very healthy and doing great and no pasting (I've been watching for this too). My guess is that it worked so hard to try to roll back over it was too much for it. Ironically, in the shipment another of the same breed was DOA. Both of ths breed were also the smallest. Picture attached, no idea what breed they were. Anyone have an idea why I lost this one?