chick not drinking and seems weak.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by barnyardmommy, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my only little slw chick that hatched yesterday morning is standing with it's eyes half closed. It seems weak and i can't get it to drink on its own. I'm getting some electrolyte water in it with a dropper. I have seen it peck at some chick starter. Last night it was running around fine with it's eyes fully open. Any suggestions guys....
     
  2. Guigoo

    Guigoo New Egg

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    Hey!
    One of my baby chicks did the same thing. She was lethargic, not eating or drinking, always right under the lamp. I was really worried about her so I looked a lot of forum and ended up giving her egg yolk mixed with the chick starter. I took her in my hand and force fed her. Then I made her drink an electrolyte solution. I did it twice within an hour or two. After giving her the electrolytes I put her in the center of the feeder (so she was on the food and couldn't get out) and she started to eat more than I ever saw her. I let her with the other chicks overnight and the next morning she looked better, more "awake" eating by herself. I gave her some more electrolyte to be sure that she would be ok.
    Now she is doing super great. She is still smaller than the other but she is eating a lot, running around and doesn't seem different than the others.

    I hope my post will help you a little bit!
    Good luck! And keep us posted!!
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Try mixing in a capsule of Vitamin E to the electrolyte water, these two are also used to treat wry neck if you ever encounter that. For both give 2 drops in the beak twice a day for 1-2 weeks
     
  4. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the advice. I have been giving her some sugar water along with the electrolyte/probotic water. She seems to be more alert and is running around a little bit now. She is the only shipped egg that hatched in this batch, and is very special to me.
     
  5. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Woot Woot, she is drinking on her own, I scared the chicks when I yelled for joy as she was drinking....[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  6. thats good!
     
  7. Guigoo

    Guigoo New Egg

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    Yay !!! [​IMG]

    Mine is super normal now... She is so precious to me because I fought for her to live!
    I love her so much!
    My babies are growing so fast it's crazy, they are two weeks and some are already flying to the top of the feeder!

    Do you have a picture of yours?
     

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