Drowsy... or a problem?

MarniSue

In the Brooder
10 Years
Dec 15, 2009
12
0
22
Utah
We bought our first 6 chicks on Wednesday. I think the oldest is about 8 days old, and on down from there. One of the two that I figure are about 5 days old has been the sweetest little thing, really seems to like us holding her - when we're setting her back down she just sits on your hand looking around like she's perfectly content (she's a Golden Sex Link by the way). My kids had been down to check on them, but I went down myself a bit ago and picked her up. She only opened her eyes a couple quick times the whole time I was holding her, which got me worried. She would cheep and move a bit but not a lot. After I put her back in the box she would walk around a bit, but still not opening her eyes much at all.

Any thoughts? Ideas?

Thanks in advance!
Marni
 

earnhardtlvr

Songster
8 Years
Mar 25, 2011
952
4
121
Hagerstown, MD
Check and make sure she is eating and drinking and pooping. Make sure her little fuzz butt is clear of poop. Do u have them on water with vitamins in it? Just some things to check on.
 

MarniSue

In the Brooder
10 Years
Dec 15, 2009
12
0
22
Utah
I put her beak in the water and got her to drink while I was down there. I've checked a few times since and she seems to have perked up. When I went down once she was eating away, and the next time she was huddled around the water with the others drinking. Still closing her eyes a lot, crossing my fingers...

Marni
 

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