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baby chick not well

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am a total newbie and yesterday I got my first 10 chicks.  One is not moving around much . . .just kinda stands there like she is stoned.  All the others are happy and active . . .any ideas?  Very little movement :(

post #2 of 6

It could be so many things anything offered would be speculation at best and unhelpful at worse.

 

Make sure there is a warm spot and access to cool places. You may want to tube feed some water, vitamins and electrolytes.

 

Make sure ventilation is adequate.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 3/2/16 at 8:52am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you . . I'll try that   They do have space to either be in the heat or not.  I'll try your suggestions!

post #4 of 6

Some sugar or agave nectar in the water may help to give it some energy.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you. . . just gave that a try.  So far she is still pretty lethargic . . .

post #6 of 6
Well, on the other hand, she's still alive. Keep going with Chicken Canoe's advice...all you can really do is this supportive care unless she starts showing additional symptoms that might give you more clues on what you're dealing with. The fluid should be absorbed pretty quickly, so you can dose her frequently.
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