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post #11 of 16
Of course, it's so hard to see your babies go through a rough patch. I'm hoping the best for you both!!
post #12 of 16

Thanks!

Update....The chick is now 6 days old. Sick for 3 days...looks much better. Still giving the mash chicken starter and has the prolium (sp?) in its system...eats okay but the drinking it still a challenge on her own. I am not sure why. Have a mirror in there and soft cloth..I was able to introduce the smaller Barred Rock in her habitat and they are getting along great. I hope the Barred helps model the drinking behavior...she has stopped the constant chirping for the most part. 

 

Does anyone have ideas for drinking?...have done the drops on my finger, the drops in my palm, a little drop off a syringe...I have tried the bottle cap dropper thing...does not get that at all. 

 

Mary

post #13 of 16
What a convenience my chicks are 6 days old too!
post #14 of 16

That is cool. The drinking has been somewhat resolved. I think she watched the Barred Rock chick that I was able to introduce into her box. She saw her and then I saw her doing it a few times. Still am feeding her the wet chicken starter a couple of times a day plus a little egg yolk. Bessie is looking stronger but ....I think the medicine helped her and of course, I gave it to the other chicks. 

post #15 of 16
Glad to hear she is doing well. I believe that with the other chick in she'll figure the drinking out. Yay for healthy babies!!!
post #16 of 16
Yay! So glad she is alive its hard to lose chicks😢
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