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Chick NICU?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rsb911411, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. rsb911411

    rsb911411 Chirping

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    I had to set up a NICU for one of my chicks. He has been very lethargic, trying to move but not being able to do much, barely opening its eyes, and has curled toes. This is the only way I could secure it in a cup to try to give it time to develop more. I also gave it vitamins and some sugar water. Do you think it will work? It can rest its head inside the cup. Its just won’t yet. I will try to post a video showing what its doing if it will let me.
     

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  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser 9 Years

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    go to the feed store or tractor supply and buy a bottle of Bovidr Labs poultry nutri-drench. It is much better than sugar water because it doesn't need to be digested. It mainlines directly into the bloodstream, measurable in minutes. Doesn't stress the developing G.I. tract while the tract is developing. Has much more in it than just sugar water. give one drop onl by mouth. If needy, repeat every 8-10 hours until chick is perky.
    Then put 1 1/2 teaspoons in a quart waterer for the next 2 weeks. here's the website: http://www.nutridrench.com
    http://www.nutridrench.com/nutridrench_poultry.html
    Poultry Testimonials Page:
    http://www.nutridrench.com/testimonials.html?Animal=Poultry
    you need to get the Drench into the bird before an imbalance in nutrition starts to cause a cascade of body system failure resulting in death.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  3. PetesChicks

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    If needed, soak a Q-Tip in the Nutrition-Drench, and hold it against the beak so the chick can get it that way.

    Good luck!
     
  4. rsb911411

    rsb911411 Chirping

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    I don’t have access to the nutridrench yet but will get some. I was able to soak some food enough to get it to eat that. It seems to perk up a bit but is still not doing great. Hopefully the food will help some
     
  5. rsb911411

    rsb911411 Chirping

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    Well it seems to be doing better. It got out of the cup on its own and is working on sitting upright with its feet underneath and walking. Yay!!
     
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    :thumbsup
     
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  7. rsb911411

    rsb911411 Chirping

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    New pics
     

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  8. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser 9 Years

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    great!
     
  9. rsb911411

    rsb911411 Chirping

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    Just to update, the chick hung on for a few days, but I found it dead yesterday morning. I guess it was just meant to be, but I was hoping for different. Thank you all for your replies.
     
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    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    :hugs Sorry for your loss :hugs
     

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