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Hey ive bought two baby silkies and while one is super energetic the other is very lethargic only sleeping ive not seen her eat or drink so im worried that she will die, i see her run up to the feed dish  and she just lays down and sleeps. 

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Having raised 65 chicks and ducklings, this has happened quite a few times. :) The best you can do (and it's worked for me so far) is feed her through a dropper, either Nutridrench, yogurt, or crumbles made into a soup with Rooster Booster probiotics and vitamins, and water. Some chicks just aren't as strong as others at first. :rolleyes: Another thing I've noticed is that sometimes, when you first get the chicks after they have been shipped, they will sleep almost constantly to regain energy after a hard journey. Enjoy your beautiful babies!

 

-Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 3/14/16 at 6:10pm

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets!  Impatiently awaiting some very beautiful, special little chicks and ducklings in a week....

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets!  Impatiently awaiting some very beautiful, special little chicks and ducklings in a week....

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