Chick not eating!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenweirdo1, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 2 day old chicks is not eating. She is very tired and is not really walking around, and when she does its only to get water. When i pick her up she is very limp and almost lifeless it seems like then i put her down and she moves around just like her head and stuff. She also seems to be panting?
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the brooder to warm? Is there enough air ventilation able to cone into the brooder.
    I would recommend getting some food into her
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    If she's panting your brooder is way too hot, they can get heat stroke, measure your temperatures and keep them the first week between 85-90 right under the heat and areas that are much cooler away from the light.
     
  4. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brooder was at 83 degrees. She wasn't looking good straight out of the box, she died last night which stinks but i thing she was suffering. So its better this way. THANKS FOR THE HELP
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Bummer :( Some of them just don't make it...shipping stress, hatching issues, genetic anomaly.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    x2, sorry.
     
  7. Peep lover

    Peep lover New Egg

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    I have three game chicks they are a couple weeks old and they will not eat except tiny white pieces in their food. They waste all the rest . What do u think they will eat? Is there some special food or something? Thanks for all the help u can give me :)
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They should clean up the wasted feed. They are picking out their favorite parts. Is it an actual chick feed? You should try a different type of feeder so they aren't just spooning it out.
     
  9. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I have heard this called failure to thrive. And it is rather common to have one or two chicks that don't make it, they just don't eat, and are not active, and generally die within one or two days. You can get this from chicks you order, chicks you hatch or chicks hatched under a broody hen. Something is just not quite right. Focus on the strong ones, probably not your fault.

    Mrs K
     

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