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baby chick not well

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marlahelt, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. marlahelt

    marlahelt Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a total newbie and yesterday I got my first 10 chicks. One is not moving around much . . .just kinda stands there like she is stoned. All the others are happy and active . . .any ideas? Very little movement [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It could be so many things anything offered would be speculation at best and unhelpful at worse.

    Make sure there is a warm spot and access to cool places. You may want to tube feed some water, vitamins and electrolytes.

    Make sure ventilation is adequate.
     
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  3. marlahelt

    marlahelt Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you . . I'll try that They do have space to either be in the heat or not. I'll try your suggestions!
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Some sugar or agave nectar in the water may help to give it some energy.
     
  5. marlahelt

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    Thank you. . . just gave that a try. So far she is still pretty lethargic . . .
     
  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, on the other hand, she's still alive. Keep going with Chicken Canoe's advice...all you can really do is this supportive care unless she starts showing additional symptoms that might give you more clues on what you're dealing with. The fluid should be absorbed pretty quickly, so you can dose her frequently.
     

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