1 chick died this morning, another looks like it's gonna :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babypeeps, May 11, 2010.

  1. babypeeps

    babypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    update: Okay so this morning I lost one of my little baby silkies. I did all I could. I kept giving her water and I did what I thought I could do to make her comfortable. now my other baby silkie also is dying. I have been giving her water, but she can't hardly hold up her head. she's on her way out too I believe. Is this from the travel time from mcmurray's? Is there anything I can do? Or do i Just let mother nature take it's coarse. I don't want to keep losing chicks every day. Is there anything else I can do [​IMG]
     
  2. Barbeque

    Barbeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
    Are they warm enough?
     
  3. babypeeps

    babypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    they were hatched Friday mailed Saturday and got to me Yesterday morning.
    plenty of heat, food, water
     
  4. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they just fail to thrive, unfortunately, despite our best efforts. When I have chicks that are drooping I usually mix them up a little hard boiled egg (crumbled) and chick starter with a little water to make a sort of slurry for them. I would also recommend picking up Poly-Vi-Sol (without iron added!!!) baby vitamins, you can usually find them at any CVS/Walgreens/Walmart/Pharmacy. They are water soluble and I usually give them a couple drops a couple times a day (you can also mix it into their slurry).

    GOOD LUCK!!
     
  5. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    [​IMG] I lost a weak one the other day too, it is so devastating. I would try the Tri-vi-sol too. My chick was so weak it couldn't walk and just drooped over all the time. You can give her water in a dropper too. If she is with other chicks I would separate because mine were stepping on the sick one. Hope she pulls through and keep us posted!
     

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