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Baby silkie help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mzhof, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. mzhof

    mzhof Chirping

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    I came home from work and one of my baby silkies is almost dead. Still chirped when I took him out of the brooder. Temp was 95, it's just 7 days after I got him and 2 others. Started feeding him electrolyte water now he's not making a sound. How much should I give him? Will he drown if I try more?
     
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  2. Dr.GarryTTucker

    Dr.GarryTTucker Songster

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    Take some pictures of him while he is in he brooder. What does you brooder look like? Is there areas he can get to that away from the heat? Heat lamp should be farther away to lower temp. At 2 weeks brooder temp should be around 80-85. Is he running around, sleeping, panting, wings spread out, not doing anything?
     
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  3. MROO

    MROO Crowing

    Is his bottom pasty?
     
  4. mzhof

    mzhof Chirping

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    No pasty butt. I think he overheated I've noticed them eating but not drinking, been dipping their beaks in the water but never witnessed them doing it themselves. Now watching the other two closer.
     
  5. mzhof

    mzhof Chirping

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    He's exactly 8 days I just got him last Monday, day after he hatched. He died.
     
  6. Dr.GarryTTucker

    Dr.GarryTTucker Songster

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    awe Man. I’m so sorry
     
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  7. tjo804

    tjo804 Crowing

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  8. mzhof

    mzhof Chirping

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    Thanks Dr. Tucker (are you really a doctor?) I'm a nurse, just wondering. First one to die didn't think I would take it this hard. I purposely ordered 8 regular size knowing chicks are fragile but those guys thrived and are now 4 weeks old. Was too eager to get the silkies, kept them separated, kept heat, food/water everything the same for them but I did read they're more fragile anyway. Hope the other 2 will be ok. Thanks again.
     
  9. mzhof

    mzhof Chirping

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    Thank you. everyone's so helpful. I realized I posted in the wrong forum. Now I know for next emergency.
     

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