First timer, please help...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ridersutton, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Ridersutton

    Ridersutton In the Brooder

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    I just hatched my first two chicks. One is doing just fine, is active, and everything that everything I have read says it should be. However, the other one, which hatched a few hours before hand is not seeming to do as well as the other chick. He doesn't like to move as much, and is almost always laying down. I am beginning to think he is having issues with his ability to relieve himself as he has not yet and the other chick has a couple times. He has not yet eaten anything as he just hatched yesterday, though he did drink a little bit of water, and I have checked for pasting and he seems to not have that issue. Is there something I am over looking or something I need to do?
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    Try getting some electrolytes to put in their water, that might help...if you don't have those, use 1 tbsp sugar per quart of water and give him that. I hope this helps! Sometimes, they just need a little boost to get back the energy that they lost in hatching!
     
  3. Ridersutton

    Ridersutton In the Brooder

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    I will try that. Thank you!
     

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