Chick Isn't Eating - What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FlockHappy, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. FlockHappy

    FlockHappy Out Of The Brooder

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    I just recently got 15 little australorp chicks. When I got them, one of them had spraddle leg. I fixed it and she can walk fine now, but I don't think she's eating. I went feed the chicks today, and all the rest of the chicks were excited and running around and eating like happy little chicks should....but she just stood there and watched. She's the smallest of the bunch and feels very light, and I doubt she's eating at all. I tried to feed her by hand, but she only fooled with a few pieces and quit. I don't even think any made it into her mouth. [​IMG]
    What should I do? I'm feeding them chick starter, and all the rest are doing wonderful.
     
  2. FlockHappy

    FlockHappy Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I isolate her to watch her? Or would that make her too sad?
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I wouldn't isolate her. Does she act cold with feathers fluffed up? (Trying to think of maybe it is coccidiosis?)

    I hope that you can get the little one to eat and drink.
     
  4. FlockHappy

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    I separated her, but I did put one chick with her so she wouldn't be lonely and so the other one would encourage her to eat. Today I noticed she got up when the other chick did. She went and drunk a lot of water and then ate a few bites, then went back and laid down.
     

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