Day old Baby chick can't keep her head up!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katie707, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. katie707

    katie707 Hatching

    Jun 28, 2013
    Hi everyone - I am very new to chickens and just got my 6 chicks today (from My Pet Chicken) and one is not doing so well. Every time she tries to stand up she does a face plant and her eyes are not really opening. The other 5 are acting normal. I have her separated from the rest but I don't know what to do with this one! She chirps a little but mostly fall face first. Any advice?
  2. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chirping

    Aug 21, 2013
    Id suggest putting it back with mum, try give it water on a regular basis and it should pep up i had a young one who i thought I was going to lose who acted similar to yours but she came good without any help, some are just slow starters, but if you want to give it a helping hand try and give it water in a bottle cap and ever so slightly dip its beak in, but defiantly leave it with its mother.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio

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