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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Critter Crazy, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I scramble an egg with a little milk and put in microwave for 45 seconds. I leave it a little watery. Mush it up and crumble it on floor (in tiny pieces if chicks are very young). Once they taste it, they go crazy for it. One chick grabs a piece and runs and the chase is on. The chicks actually encourage one another to eat. Of course if you have a sick or weak chick you might need to separate it so it can get some food and some rest. You can put a small, quiet friend in with it.

    The Poly-Vi-Sol is great at helping them get their vitamins and energy level up also, especially when they are sick.

    Mine also go apey over finely shredded cheese. They get that daily as well - the itty bitties and the big girls. Also high in protein and calcium.
     
  2. Critter Crazy

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    Welll unfortunately after staying up till 2 Am with this baby, it has passed on. I am so sad. I was encouraged by the chick getting up more, and walking aroound, so I went to sleep. My 8yr old woke me up with the news. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] This makes a total of 7 chicks gone since they arrived on Friday afternoon.[​IMG]
     
  3. dacasodivine

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    Oh how awful. I sorry you are having to go through this.
     
  4. cooliseo

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    Aww....That's really sad... [​IMG] [​IMG] :aww [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. countrychicken

    countrychicken In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'm so sorry! I know how awful it is!
     
  6. I'm sorry critter. You did the best you could.
     
  7. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I'm so sorry - at least you tried. Sometimes they just get too weak to recover.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm so sorry...
     
  9. amaliayosa

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    I'm so sorry
     
  10. airmom1c05

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    Sorry the little one didn't make it. It wasn't for lack of love or effort.
     

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