Sad day--Death of my 1 newborn==>HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thereverend, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. thereverend

    thereverend Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    Today I woke up to a death of one of my newborn baby chickens.
    He/she did not look pecked at and was acting fine last night but i woke up
    this morning and the poor baby was dead.
    Can someone tell me what happens... here is my brooder set up

    Temp in brooder 95-100
    Waterer from The Tractor Store SMALL baby chick water
    Food in Mason Jar type feeder looks like made of galvonized steel (sorry for the spelling)
    Bedding : LARGE wood shavings but they do get crushed i am thinking they dont eat them i hope...

    The newborn was one that had hatched within 48 hours..

    what happened?
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    I'm sorry for you loss, but sometimes there is no answer! I've had baby chicks die too and you never know what happened genetically or physically before they hatched! One big factor can be stress, hang in there, it happens!

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