Baby falling over

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommadearest, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. mommadearest

    mommadearest Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Guys, Well my 6 babies got here on wednesday am,All safe and sound. Altho one little girl is considerably smaller and seems to be struggling alot last few day, She falls alot and and acts sleepy, I don't think this is a good sign. I take her to the water bowl and keep her comfy. I think one of the girls is bothering/pecking at her so got her in a corner blocked off.Feel so bad for her,, So i think i'll have 5 chicks before long, She seems fine other than smaller.Laying on her side next to me now... Poor thing,
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Unfortunately some just don't make it and will die in the first week or two, hard to say if it's from stress and shipping or if it wasn't formed right, sorry.
     
  3. mommadearest

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    Now second one of the same type is doing it too, ugh. Put them both together.
     
  4. mommadearest

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    Thank you!
     
  5. CherriesBrood

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    X2 I'm sorry. This unfortunately happened to me with the same number of chicks I had mail ordered. One was very tired always sleeping falling over. Unfortunately it died. All I can say is have it drink water, and just see what happens.
     
  6. mommadearest

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    Yes i am, They are getting the chick fluid they came with and were doing ok, but on a downward slope now, Thanks,
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I always put a teaspoon of brown sugar to a quart of water for the first week to help keep their blood sugar up and to give them energy.
     
  8. btguy

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    i have started putting save a chick and probiotics in their water when they first arrive.
     
  9. mommadearest

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    Thanks i will try both of those.
     
  10. mommadearest

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    Update, The two died last nite and another this am.
     

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