Chick not doing good! What more can I do?? *chick has Passed on*

Critter Crazy

Songster
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Apr 19, 2007
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I got my Order of chicks from Ideal yesterday, I have already lost 6 chicks, and It seems I am on the way to losing another. This chick is always sleeping. I have removed it from the large brooder, and placed it in a smaller one, so it dosent get trampled. I have been feeding the poor baby by hand some soaked chick starter, and also some sugar water. Is there anything else i can do??
 
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4-H chicken mom

Crowing
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Aug 3, 2007
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Oberlin, OH
I had one chick that was 10 hours old and didn't get up. We felt it wasn't going to make it. My daughter gave it a drop of poly-visol infant vitamins every hour for five hours before it tried to stand. Today it is doing just fine. It might be worth a try, but only use as a last resort. My prayers are with you.
 

Crazy4GameCocks

Songster
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I am loosing my chicks also I started with 10 and now only got 3 and I feel like im about to loose another one too:thun
 

ruth

Life is a Journey
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Jul 8, 2007
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A little Poly-Vi-Sol and scrambled eggs works miracles. I feed it to all my hatched and purchased day olds. I don't trust commercial chick feed. I feed it to them and they eat it like it's going out of style but I supplement all of my itty bitties diet with vitamins for first few days and scrambled egg for first few weeks.
 

airmom1c05

Songster
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Feb 3, 2008
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Scrambled egg or hardboiled yolks. If you have any canned corn, the juice is good for them, too. I keep hearing good things about the Poly Visol children's vitamins. I must remember to add that to my grocery list. Best wishes.
 
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Critter Crazy

Songster
12 Years
Apr 19, 2007
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Binghamton, NY
Thanks!! Gotta go cook some eggs! poly Visol definitely sounds like something that must be kept handy! Thanks for the help all! Hopefully I can save this baby!!
 

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