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Five day old silkie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaynjay1109, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. kaynjay1109

    kaynjay1109 Hatching

    Aug 10, 2010
    I just got my 8 beautiful silkies Monday. Our first ever and we are in love! But, Im worried about one baby girl. She is the smallest and we noticed she is breathing heavy and sleeping a lot. She also has a some wing feathers missing. Any helpful things I should do? Or ideas on what issues she may be having.
    Thank you!
  2. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    We had a chick do that when we first got our chicks. Day one was okay, but day two she was wheezing and lethargic, and the other chicks had pecked her little beak raw. I separated her from the more aggressive chicks, and just took a hands off approach. Any time I picked her up to do anything with her it stressed her out and caused her breathing to become even more labored. I just knew she was going to die, but she got stronger every day, and by day 5 she was back to normal. She is currently the friendliest chick in my flock.

    I hope your little one pulls through!

  3. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    i had a chick like that... named him corndog <.>
    he...didnt make it

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