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New chick is not doing well

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We just picked up a new group of 4 chickens and 5 ducks plus "males added for warmth".  One of the males added for warmth is not doing well.  How hard should I try to keep this baby alive?   Not moving.  He was found away from the heat lamp (and cold).  When I moved him under the heat lamp the others trampled him.  Right now he is under my desk with a space heater and a warmed rice bag.  Very lethargic.  Doesn't drink.  He has been this way for the 5 hours we have had them.  Am I doing more harm than good dipping his beak in water?  Thanks Becky (I hate to see him this way)

post #2 of 6

Do you have any cod liver oil? This really helps chicks when they are lethargic. Only a couple of drops. If you don't have that, a fish oil? Dipping the beak in water is important, he needs to stay hydrated if you want to give him a fighting chance.

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #3 of 6
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Thank you  I have some Cod Liver Oil tablet I cut open.

post #4 of 6

That will work. This will definitely increase his chances. Tell me how he does.

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #5 of 6
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Sorry to report he didn't make it.  Becky

post #6 of 6

I am very sorry to here that. I hope your others stay healthy.:hugs

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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