Chick doing poorly...how often do I give it water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Armageddon, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Armageddon

    Armageddon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 12 new babies from chicken scratch poultry. 1 of them is not doing well....I have been giving it sugar water with an eye dropper and keeping it in my bra...how often should I give it the water?


    Thanks!!
     
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a similar problem with a couple chicks in the past... Try to coax it to drink for itself, as I found the ones who didn't make it never ate or drank water on their own... Good luck to the chick and to you!
     
  3. Armageddon

    Armageddon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! It finally perked up and ate some....I put it back in the brooder but it fell in the water dish and got completely wet....so I dried it and put it back again.....
     
  4. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the brooder is prob more warm than your bra. i heard giving them gatorade and multivitamins is good.
     
  5. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats what my hen does for her babies. she clucks, scratches around, and pecks at food and water to show the babies where it is:)
     

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