We lost one of the chicks. She was the smallest, and the one who started out less vigorous. She was one of the Ameracauna's.
I felt badly, of course. We *think* that she was lost to a 'failure to thrive' which is often a digestive problem. She was not piled on by the others, or any of that kind of thing.
Now I am just praying that it has nothing to do with the light version of the breed that I lost in 2004.
But, as of just before their bedtime last night, the rest were eating and drinking well, running around their cage happily. They move closer to, and farther from, their light, depending on the time of day/how warm or cool they feel.
The big birds scared them the first day, but not as much as they scared the big birds! None of them have ever been moms, and none are feeling particularly broody at the moment. They are, however, interested in the fact that the babies are getting special starter feed. Sheesh!
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