Do chickens "pass out"???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenWifey, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. ChickenWifey

    ChickenWifey Chirping

    Mar 26, 2012
    Statesville, NC
    I had a little neighbor girl over here seeing them today and she dropped one. It started closing its eyes and leaning to the left side whenever it was set on its feet. She doesnt seem to have anything broken and has been a bit lathargic. Any ideas?? Im so worried about her!!!

    She is 3 weeks old

  2. featheredroots

    featheredroots Songster

    May 4, 2011
    Madisonville, KY
    Has she gotten any better since she was dropped? She may just need some time to rest, I'm not sure what you can do for her other than keep an eye on her, and keep her brooder mates from knocking her around too much.

    Try not to worry too much, chicks are tougher than they look. I had one leap off the bathroom counter on me, I thought for sure she was a goner, but the fall didn't even phase her.

    Hope she makes a full recovery!
  3. ChickenWifey

    ChickenWifey Chirping

    Mar 26, 2012
    Statesville, NC
    So far she seems fine. I kept her separate for an hour or so, in case she got worse, I was just a little concerened for her :) Thank you! I feel a bit better now!
  4. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    I opened the brooder box last night to take out a chick and another one did the kamakazie jump from the top box, about a 5' drop. She hit the concrete cloor and started running around the brooder looking for a way to get back to her hatch mates. They're tougher then your think, they can take a licking and keep on ticking.
  5. ChickenWifey

    ChickenWifey Chirping

    Mar 26, 2012
    Statesville, NC
    Well I got her/him out to see how he/she was doing tonight and her chirp isnt really a chirp anymore, its really raspy and she closes her eyes a lot too, Im worried she might be in pain. Her wing seem fine, I just dont want her to be in pain. I may take a video in the morning to see if anyone has ever seen a chick do this......

    I just pray she/he is ok....

  6. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Songster

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    Did she make it through the night? How is she doing?
  7. ButchGood

    ButchGood Songster

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    I'm sure I was dubbed a,"Big Old Meany" by some of our neighbor children. They come and visit the chicks on the way home from the school bus. I let them hand feed them some meal worms. The kids got so excited about that. Then they asked if they could hold them. I said not yet, but when they get older you can. Oh, the bottom lip popped out and a bit of pouting. They went home kicking pebbles. Oh well. The next day and everyday after that they came back to see if the chicks have grown enough to hold yet. I hold off on treats until the kids get there so they can do that. So I guess the aren't to mad at the mean old man. But I'm scare that they will hurt the little buggers, I will hold true to my promise and let them hold them. I'm just gonna wait until they put on some weight.
    I hope your little one is feeling better. I know they are tough little buggers. If the chick fails, please tell the little girl that the chick is fine. Something similar happened to me when I was a kid and it still hurts to think about it.

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