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2 day old chick crying ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickydee64, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2013
    I have 9 two day old chicks. I have raised a lot of chicks.........( hatch almost weekly)
    so I know to check for heat, pasty butt ect. The other 8 chicks are fine, eating, drinking
    appear to have enough heat.
    This little guy just cries constantly unless I have it under my shirt.
    It seems odd to me it would be cold since the others are fine.........
    I am just at a lose as to what the problem could be.?
    Any ideas would be appreciated.................
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Perhaps this one imprinted on you instead of his siblings? Is it eating and drinking okay?
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 25, 2012
    That sounds more than reasonable.
  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I think we need pictures
  5. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2013
    Thank you for responding...
    I got her to eat mushy chick starter..not sure if she had been eating.
    To many looked alike to tell them apart. I think now she was hungry.
    Anyway, She ate, gave her a ton of water, put her in the brooder...She cried for about an Hour
    then quit .She is fine this morning ...Maybe she was just a little behind the others
    although she looked good?
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 7, 2012
    Try getting some vitamins into it. I had one like that last spring. Constant loud cheeping. Eventually became comatose and presented with Vitamin E encephalopathy. I brought it back with Vit E, nutridrench, hand feeding formula, but the damage had been done to internal organs, and the bird though he lived, had scoliosis and heart damage.

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