Baby chick sleeping too much

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by josealvm, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. josealvm

    josealvm New Egg

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    This Friday I bought two oegbs chicks from a local store, they seemed fine until yesterday one of them just started to sleep and sleep more, the other one is pretty active, runs everywhere, eats and drinks. The one that sleeps doesn't eat much, just like in the afternoon she gets active and eats a lot, but after she eats she just stands and goes to sleep, she doesn't run, she just stands and sleeps, is she sick or is this normal behavior for a baby chick ?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Get some Poultry NutriDrench, and give her 1 ml daily, and make sure that she is getting plenty of water. SaveAChick vitamins and electrolytes would be a good substitute to add to her water, and feed it to her with a dropper, a spoon to her beak, or dip her beak often throughout the day. She may just be weak, but if she is a couple of weeks old, she also could be suffering from possible coccidiosis. That is treatable with Corid in the water for 5 days. How are her poops looking? If just a few days old, it could be shipping stress, and the fluids and electrolytes must be given to revive her.
     
  3. josealvm

    josealvm New Egg

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    Her poops are liquid white with just a little to none brown in it
     

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