Chick Not Eating

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4ForAdventure, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. 4ForAdventure

    4ForAdventure Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, we got our first 8 chicks today and 1 Americauna isn't eating or drinking. It's just been standing there with its eyes closed, still breathing and all. Help ASAP would be much appreciated. Thank you very much
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Were they shipped?
     
  3. 4ForAdventure

    4ForAdventure Out Of The Brooder

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    No, picked them up from a feed store just under and hour ago.
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there, Have you tried dipping it's beak into the water? They need a lot of assistance sometimes. A small dropperful of water in the mouth may help - persistence! If it cannot/will not eat or drink, it will die in short order. I have my fingers crossed for ya, [​IMG]
     
  5. 4ForAdventure

    4ForAdventure Out Of The Brooder

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    No, we have not tried putting its beak directly in water. We'll give that a go. Thank you so much!
     
  6. 4ForAdventure

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    Awesome, I'm shocked by the results! I got some electrolyte water down its throat, and it seems to be perking up. Once again, thank a ton
     
  7. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] enjoy your little ones, they grow up so soon...........
     
  8. okjenyp

    okjenyp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it pulls through. I lost two babies within 24 hrs of getting them. Same symptoms but I used a dropper and gave the electrolyte water
    Good luck I hope all is well
     
  9. lilwhitechick

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    use peckish chick starter food. My chick adores it!!
     
  10. 4ForAdventure

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    Thanks everyone for your advice! We did everything we could, but it wouldn't keep food or even water down. Maybe it was underdeveloped either in its brain or digestive tract. Anyway, I guess that's why we bought more chicks than we're planning on keeping. Thanks again everyone!
     

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