3 day old chick not eating or drinking

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  1. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 day old chick that isn't eating or drinking and it just stands around with its wings and head dropping :( all the other chicks are running around eating and drinking abd even scratching but this one just stands under the heat :/ I checked its bottom and it had a little poop there that I cleaned off and I saw it poop. what can i do for it? do i need to go buy antibiotics or something? they weren't shipped and I'm feeding chick starter un medicated
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    sometimes i give them a little kick start with some sugar in their warm water. a couple teaspoons in the one qt. waterer. they love it and its quick energy. sometimes enough to get them started. dip his beak in it a few times
     
  3. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay I'll try that! thank you! he's doing better today but I'm keeping my eyes on him
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    thats a bit of good news, hope he keeps it up
     
  5. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks me too!
     
  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Poultry Nutri-Drench is what I've used to get 2-3 day old chicks active and eating. Most all feed stores carry it and TSC does. One drop orally a few times a day should help. Make sure the temperature is 90-95 degrees in the brooder. Sometimes smaller or weaker chicks get pushed away from feed and water if there isn't enough feed and water space available. Make sure all that is sorted out.
     
  7. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay! thank you very much!
     

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