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my chicken won't stop sleeping

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I just got my chicks and ducks this weekend and everytime I go to its all of the other chicks and ducks start running around except for one and all it want to do is sleep and even when I pick it up it only sleep i will move it around but it just opens its eyes then closes them and churp and go back to sleep and they won't do anything eat or drink I can't tell if its sick please help
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It probably just isn't vigorous and probably won't thrive.

You can try tube feeding or at least get some water, vitamins and something for energy into it.

Sounds like it is about a day away from its demise.

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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Originally Posted by tiffneya View Post

I just got my chicks and ducks this weekend and everytime I go to its all of the other chicks and ducks start running around except for one and all it want to do is sleep and even when I pick it up it only sleep i will move it around but it just opens its eyes then closes them and churp and go back to sleep and they won't do anything eat or drink I can't tell if its sick please help

Welcome to BYC! Sorry your chick is sick. How old is the chick? 

 

-Kathy

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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

It probably just isn't vigorous and probably won't thrive.

You can try tube feeding or at least get some water, vitamins and something for energy into it.

Sounds like it is about a day away from its demise.

X2.

 

-Kathy

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