5 wk old chirping a lot

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by draines, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. draines

    draines Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello-

    I have 2 - 5 wk old buff orps that I have had for 1 week. They have been doing fine until yesterday. One is still good but the other is chirping constantly with a low-tone and tries to climb under her sister. They are kept indoors (20's outside here) and in a large cardboard box.

    This morning she would not take mealworm treats as she usually does. I haven't been able to see if she is eating regular food. We have them on medicated chick started, and the water has probitic mix in it.

    Is there something else I should be doing or checking for? I see reference to "Superboost" in other threads but don't know what action I should take. These are my first chickens. :)

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    Dan
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It sounds as if the chick is chilled. Can you provide supplemental heat?
     
  3. draines

    draines Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome...and advice. Looks like I'll be going home at lunch with a new heat lamp. ;o)
     

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