It's been two days and so far so good. When we got up he ate good and I put electrolytes in all the water. He drank, but when he drinks, he turns his neck 180°. He seems to be disoriented as far as direction. He was on my neck today and he jumped off. When he did he flapped his wings but flew in circles all the way down then walked in circles. Tonight he seemed a little off. If I wanted to vaccinate for mirks, how would I do it? I know if I were to buy from cackle, they vaccinate them.
These were hatched from my broody hen and they were there own eggs. I do have 14 Marans I bought that are three weeks younger.. going on 3 weeks now. I lost one on day 8 but so far, so good on the others..
The one that's sick is a mix breed. I kept him with me the last couple nights and he wanted to stay with me tonight. When I had him, instead of settling down as he has the last couple nights, he seemed restless. I put him back and he seemed to settle down and sleep with his siblings.
We will see.. I didnt want too, but I was suggested to turn off the heat lamp on the Marans and one that hatched from the bater. The whole flock of chicks seemed to settle down with the lights off.. Need sleep?
He is still loopy, but he and all the others seem to be doing well