Caring for Rescued Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickchickchirp, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. chickchickchirp

    chickchickchirp New Egg

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    hi there!
    I have recently rescued a chick (red jungle fowl, 2 days ago) in my garden. it was abandoned by the hen and fell in between 2 rocks. it is much smaller in size than its other siblings.
    we have fed it solid food (does not eat, even though its small and mashed) and so I decided to feed it sugar water. is it abnormal for them at only 3 days old?
    next, today, it has been constantly closing its eyes even when feeding. it opened its eyes earlier in the day and the days before.
    the chick also has horrible balance and always stumble even in grass. once the wind bloww, it will also lose footing. it has also been constantly falling on its bum and on its back and is unable to get up without help. please do help! I hope it gets through the night!
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    What temp are you keeping this chick at? If it's only 3 days old, it needs to be around 90*F. If you are providing adequate heat, it may have been abandoned b/c Mama knew it was not strong enough to survive.
     

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