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received 4 barred Plymouth Rock chicks, one seems lethargic

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We got four Plymouth Rock chicks yesterday. A neighbor gave them to us. They weren't suppose to hatch, she thought the eggs were rotten under a broody hen. Anyhow, they hatched and are 6 days old now. Three seem to be doing great. One seems to be a little smaller than the rest and slower to respond. It does perk up and chirps loud when held. The eyes appear normal and breathing seems fine. We're currently mixing some electrolytes to add to their water.

Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Keep an eye on it, make sure it's eating and drinking. If anything changes let us know!

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I have one suggestion:  Poultry Nutri-Drench.  I won't hatch chicks without having some on hand.  They get it every other bottle for the first week or so.  Awesome stuff and has brought chicks (from hatchery) back from near death for me.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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Thank you. I'll pick some up for the next time we have chicks.
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