Bad and Good

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lanissa86, May 20, 2008.

  1. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Well my Bad news is our little black duckling that I am suspecting had failure to thrive did not make it. He got weaker and weaker by the day and I tried electrolytes and feeding him scrambled eggs and a lot of other things. He was eating and drinking and pooping just fine, but not growing and his buddy had tripled his size. Poor baby, he is in ducky heaven now. On a lighter note, I had a baby hatch with a weird leg he could not stand on. Might be splayed leg, but it wasn't too bad like some of the pics I have seen. So i wrapped his body to put his hip closer to him and wrapped him legs closer together like the band-aid method. It seems to be working! He finally stood for the first time!!! He is eating and drinking and everything. I think he will make it! At least I sure hope so. [​IMG]
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    So sorry to hear about your baby duckling [​IMG] Good luck with your remaining babies.[​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya

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