3 week old goulian just died
I am so upset one of my goudlians has just died. it was 3 weeks old and looked really strong. does anyone know why this has happened. I fed them about 20 mins before. the other one is fine. it was the weaker one which I had to help out of the egg. I can believe it has happened at 3 weeks old. has anyone else lost a bird at 3 weeks?
I am sad to hear of your loss. The fact that your chick needed help to hatch tells me that it had less than a good chance of surviving to adulthood. That is just an observation based on my personal experience. The fact that it lived three weeks is a credit to you. The week or so before a chick becomes a fledgling is considered by many to be a very difficult and stressful period for developing Gouldians. I cannot say with any proof or evidence, but sometimes a less hardy bird just isn't able to keep up developing. With Sympathy, Jeanie