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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pugiosam, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    My little chick keeps on chirping with her eyes closed. Its very loud and she won't stop. Non of the others are doing this. Is there something wrong?
     
  2. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is it? If it has just hatched, it is probably tired. It also might be too cold, or is being bullied by the other chicks. Does it eat/drink? how does it interact with the other chicks?
     
  3. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    It hatched last week. Non of the others are bullying and its not eating or drinking. I've been feeding it with an eye dropper. It kina lays there but she drinks the water I give her. The others are fine. I had to help her hatch however.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Unfortunately some chicks just don't thrive. could be due to some genetic defect. The best you can do is keep it warm and comfortable. you are doing all you can do, however, if you want to go the extra mile, try giving it some nutri-drench or polyvisol without iron,electrolytes, probiotics, Kay-tee baby bird hand feeding formula.
     
  5. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 I had a chick that acted like this, except it would eat, but fall a sleep a lot! it ended up dying. If you had to help it hatch, it will probably die... sorry.
     
  6. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately he died last night. I tried.
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    As said before, some chicks just don't make it. I call this failure to thrive. It sure does stink. You did the best you could :hugs
     
  8. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an incessant 2 week old chick. Every night the chirping goes on and on, and it's loud! Please help!
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    You might try getting some electrolytes, and some vitamins into it. some folks use Polyvisol without iron, a good product for chickens is Nutri-drench. Are there other chicks? Are they quiet? Is this chick alone? If this chick is one of a group, and the only one acting like this, I'm guessing that there is something wrong with it. How old is it, and what is the brooder temp?
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    You may want to try making chick feed mush, real mushy, and dip it's beak in it a few times. I have 2 weaklings right now, I got them yesterday. They both sleep all the time and if they get rolled over, they stay like that. But I've been feeding them mush every few hours, and they are eating like pigs. One has been running around. My fingers are crossed.
     

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