chick wont stop chirping update def. sick need advise

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AHappychick, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Hatched a few newbies the other day, One will not be quiet though and seems a bit off. I have been giving it some vitamins and making sure it eats and drinks (or at least trying to) but it just never stops chirping. Loud little bugger too, I can hear him all the way upstairs. It is with other chicks and I have hatched many before and never had such a noisy one. No pasty butt, or any other injuries or illnesses I can see, although I do not think it is eating much since it never stops chirping to do so. I may have to cull it just to get some peace! ok just kidding, well sort of [​IMG]
     
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  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one like that once and I happened to have a broody with new chicks so I put it with her and he was quiet after that. (I know because I had her in the house at the time). Maybe it just has a strong mothering need. Does it stop chirping if you pick it up and snuggle it?
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Give it a toy. [​IMG] Seriously. I found a big, ugly, bright yellow stuffed chick and my singletons or noisy chicks settle right up to it. Plus, it's washable.
     
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A chirping chick is often a poor chick.
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I think it is on its way out seems to be getting worse quickly. It has plenty of other chicks to cuddle with so I dont think it is lonely.
     
  6. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that some chicks that hatch early are loud and stressed
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Excessive chirping is very often a sign of a geneticly defective chick or a weak chick.
     
  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:should I cull it or just let nature take its corse, I just tried feeding it and giving it water again. I really dont like culling chicks (who would) but I also dont want it suffering, and cant really tell if it is, unless the chirping is a sign of suffering. [​IMG]
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    ok now I see that it is lifting/favoring its right leg and as it holds it up the leg twitches. Does this sound genetic (I hope so) or like a disease (oh I hope not![​IMG] )
     
  10. burntumber

    burntumber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick like that this past fall- it never shut up! It peeped constantly- on the top of it's lungs.

    Now it's a most beautiful Silkie! And totally healthy. [​IMG] And extremely friendly.

    Some human babies are colicky and noisy. But they can be just fine once they get through it, right? Same can go for chicks, imo.
     

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