Drowsy... or a problem?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MarniSue, May 22, 2011.

  1. MarniSue

    MarniSue Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  2. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. namastemama

    namastemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Every time I had a chick act like this I lost it. Check in the forum for sick birds, you will get more help there.
     
  4. MarniSue

    MarniSue Out Of The Brooder

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    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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