Update on my MUTE chick that hatche 2 days ago

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaMarcy, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peepless as I named her has passed. [​IMG]A couple hours after placing my 5 buckeye chicks in the brooder, I found one on it's back dead, and another on it's back struggling ... I brought it back in to the incubator for a day and a half. I noticed it couldn't peep. She looked great, snuggled with me last night when i was watching TV, drank and ate a little. I went ahead and took her back to the brooder, which was down by 2 chicks now that were getting bigger so safer. I just found her drowned in the water bowl. I know chances are she had more issues than just being mute, but I can;lt help but wonder if I could have raised her inside the house longer and gotten her to a point where she would have made it.
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Sorry. I always hope the weak ones somehow make it, too.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i have one that is strugling and i'm thinking about putting the poor thing down [​IMG] i havent seen it try to drink or eat at all
     
  4. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it always throws me off when I find one dead. This one hit me a little harder than usual. [​IMG]
     

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