Chick is acting strange

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by calebc311, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. calebc311

    calebc311 In the Brooder

    Dec 31, 2013
    East Bay California
    My BPR chick is around 5 days old. For the past couple days, she has been more sluggish than before. Her legs seem weaker and she's itching herself a lot. She itches her feathers, wings, and feet. My other chick is fine.

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I don't know, I have 5 day old that's mouth breathing.

    What I did with a weakling is I took some chick feed and made it very mushy, and put it and the chick on the bed and kept dipping her beak in the food. She finally ate by herself, I took her out every few hours and did this until she was competing with the others for the food bowl. I hope this helps. I never trickle anything in their mouth. I will dip their beak in a tsp of water, but that's it.

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