Ahhhh HELP!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shanilynn2010, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. shanilynn2010

    shanilynn2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I got my baby chicks today! All are doing great except one it kinda just lays there eyes closed and not. Eating or drinking! It is a little smaller than the others but I don't know what's wrong with her!
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you receive then via mail? If so, then losses are sometimes inevitable. [​IMG] The shipping process really gets them sometimes, especially later in the year when it's cooler.

    You can try hand-feeding her electrolites and save-a-chic vitamins, sometimes that brings them back from the brink.

    Good luck!
     
  3. shanilynn2010

    shanilynn2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I will try!
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stress possibly. Get her some vita sol vitamins for the water with electrolytes. It will help. Crush up her food and hand feed her and a eye dropper to not squirt but drip a drop or 2 in the side of the beak to help her. She may respond. New kids are tough and sometimes for no reason they do not make it but now its still going so heat her up get a stuffed animal to snuggle with. awww [​IMG]
     
  5. shanilynn2010

    shanilynn2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    I lost the baby girl today! [​IMG] I tried everything
     
  6. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Im sorry to hear you lost her... I lost 2 from my order last Thursday. Stinks but very.common.
     
  7. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been pondering a question. So here goes, so a BO rooster breed to a white leghorn results in what? Maybe an amber sex link??

    If not then What would the babies look like.
     
  8. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry
     
  9. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe next time, feed them boiled egg yolk right away as they ariive. It gives them an energy booster. You can then start the electrolytes in the water, etc. Sorry about your loss.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Unfortunately not. You need a rooster with the red gene, and a hen with a silver gene (If I remember correctly, leghorns do not carry silver).

    A very common cross is Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire Red rooster, and a White Plymouth Rock female.
     

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