Originally Posted by Stewarts
I have chick starter and was thinking of giving her cooked yolk. My hubby suggests a little bit of Electrolyte.
I will try your suggestion. Since giving her a little bit of sugar water at 2 am this morning and again at 7 am, she is up on her feet and walking a little. I was very concerned that something was wrong with her legs but they are well formed and working.
Thank you for the sites.
I had one that was on the verge of death due to vitamin e deficiency. You might try mixing the chick starter with warm water into a slurry and offering it to her with a spoon. Recommendation is to hand feed every 2 hours. (I did well to get 4 feedings into her/day to start, then decreased to 2 - 3 times/day) You'll have to keep an eye on her crop, and if it doesn't empty before the next feeding, you'll need to gently massage in a downward motion to get it to empty. when I started hand feeding my chick, I initially let the slurry drip onto the crook of my finger while I held her and she would slurp it up from there. I had to hold her head up for her at that point, and she had a hard time standing up. I used baby parrot hand feeding formula, and enriched it with a product called "nutri drench". (and vit E to address my chicks specific need) After a couple of days, she stood up and slurped from a spoon. A day or more and she was perching on my finger to eat. Now, aside from the blue laundry marker I used to mark her for quick identification, I can't tell her apart from the others.