Having a buddy might help. How old are they?
14 of 15 Ameraucana eggs are growing, 1 is clear
at least 6 of 9 Bielefelder eggs are growing. Some are harder to see into than others So I will leave them all in until day 15.
Thank you - that is really useful! I'll see about doing that - chick weighs only 75 grams right this moment. I managed to dig up 1ml syringe, so I think I should be able to dose that small. But I also think I really need to get more liquids into this baby anyway...
FWIW, the chick's backside is pretty well drenched (halfway up the belly), and twice now when I've picked it up, I can actually see a slightly cloudy liquid drop coming out, so it seems this is practically running out of the poor thing. The paper towel I have him on keeps getting really wet. Just had a brown poop with a little pink. So far chick seems tired/like it doesn't feel well, but rouses easily and alert/clear-eyed when I give water. Does the amount of fluid loss modify ideas?
(Thank you SOOOOOO much, Kathy! My brain doesn't work well when I have a sick baby on hand... )
- Ant Farm
@Fire Ant Farm Kristin are you feeling better today?
I had one of my babies from just before Easter die. I found a local vet that will do the necropsy right there in the office. I have a 3:00 appt to take it in. This is the second chick out of 70 that I've hatched that has died mysteriously. The first one I thought it had drowned, but this one was nowhere near water. I'd rather rule out something that might impact all 40 of the chicks it was hanging out with. I hope it isn't anything serious.
I'm sorry, I hope it isn't anything serious either.
x2 sorry Kathy :(
HOW may you have @Math
calibrate? run between the two?
x2 it was almost 530 late afternoon and no coffee??????