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Overly tired chick- is this a bad sign?

post #1 of 10
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One of my chicks was sleeping.  I noticed it was the only one.  The other ones would run over it and it would lift its head a little and crack its eyes and go back to sleep.  I picked it up and it complained for a minute but calmed really quickly.  I put it down and it went right back to sleeping.  Is this a chick on the way out?  Anything I can do?

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post #2 of 10
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Help- chick is very lethargic now.  Other chicks were bugging her and pecking at her so I put her in a little box with a little food and a little molasses water (not sure if she has the energy to get anything herself) and I put a heating pad under it.  Is there anything else I can do?  I feel so bad for her.

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post #3 of 10

try and feed her some sugar water

post #4 of 10
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I got her to drink a little and every once in a while it seems like she jumps or something, but she hasn't moved otherwise.

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post #5 of 10

are you watering her sugar water?

post #6 of 10
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yes.

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post #7 of 10

okay many people will say NOT to do this but try and feed her some yolk, make sure not to get her covered in it

post #8 of 10

I had one do they last week I tried everything unfortunately it passed away on day 3  I thought it was getting better because it's energy had picked up a little and I got it to drink but it didn't help sorry I really hope you have better luck 

 Black Copper Marans, Buff Ophingtons, buff Bramas, welsummer , araucanas, 6 rabbits 

 

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post #9 of 10
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I am nursing my baby so I didn't get a good look, but it looks as if this little chickie has passed.  Poor little thing.  :(

1 husband, 3 kids, 8 chickens!  (Buff orphington, RIR, Americauna, Buttercup, Blue Andalusian)
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post #10 of 10

Sorry to hear that good luck with the rest I had 14 and still have 13 so no more problems :)

 Black Copper Marans, Buff Ophingtons, buff Bramas, welsummer , araucanas, 6 rabbits 

 

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