So sad, lost 1 of our 3 chicks, 5 days old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rhuxol, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. rhuxol

    rhuxol Out Of The Brooder

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    We got 2 Easter Eggers and 1 Plymoth Rock last Thursday, they have been doing so great, but woke up this morning and 1 of the Easter Eggers was dead. I don't know what went wrong. The other 2 seem fine, heat was a little low but the other 2 were on the opposite side of the lamp not acting like they were cold. I'm so sad, I feel responsible and want to make sure the other 2 are ok. Do chicks just sometime die? I got them at Orchelins. They won't have more in until Thursday so I want to get another so there can be 3. Will one of them being younger affect how I keep the heat? [​IMG] Boooo sad Monday.
     
  2. SilkieMama17

    SilkieMama17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a little one die last night. I think the temp may have been too high in my brooder, but I'm still not sure why the lil fuzz ball died. The others all seem fine, and the one that died had seemed fine up until then. I think sometimes just not all of them can make it. It was def. a sad morning! I feel your pain! [​IMG]
     
  3. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    A woman that came into TSC around the same time as me said 5 of her 6 died, luckily only had 5 pass. I don't know what it was, my guess was stress from all the moving.
     
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    does the store replace the ones you lost? maybe you should get 2 more... just in case.. sometimes it just happens, do you have sugar in your water, sometimes it helps with the stress of store bought or shipped chicks.
     
  5. johnwhite

    johnwhite Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 11, 2011
    What a sad story [​IMG]
     
  6. rhuxol

    rhuxol Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not know about the sugar in the water, maybe when I get another I will try that. I knew that the other chicken lovers on here would sympathize!
     
  7. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    Quote:yes, we hate to lose any of our critters! Hope you have better luck with the next baby.
     
  8. Momoflilgs

    Momoflilgs Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry for your rough day. Before I actually got our chicks, I used to think that "they're just chickens" and didn't feel I would become attached. Boy, was I wrong! I'm sorry for your chick loss.
     
  9. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks will some times just die.
     

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