FOUND A GROUSE CHICK NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by plymouthrockFarm123, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have recently found a small grouse chick i have some experience with wild birds and chicks but i need some help on what to do with it should i let it go and die? or try to save it beacause it looks like it should be with its mom thats how young it is.


    Thank You
     
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take it to a wildlife rehab! Or if you want and think you are up to it....try and save it yourself. Keep it in a brooder with a stuffed animal buddy or a live buddy....make sure it has food/water and is eating and drinking. Also if you have any pine trees around take a couple snips of branches and place in with the chick as well!
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  3. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanx we caught grasshoppers for it and it is in a bird cage with grass and sand as the bottom and we soaked a paper towel and dripped some water on its beak. I have already raised a baby starling and it grew and flew away. thank you
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    Do you have chick starter? That would be better for it than just grasshoppers...even though grasshoppers are a good treat. How young is it? It probably needs heat and I would suggest pine shavings for bedding..treat it the same way as baby poultry.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Good luck with the baby! It's wonderful of you to try to save it [​IMG]
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it fully feathered?

    -Kim
     
  7. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it has feathers but it cant fly it just hops and it dosent have a long shaped body "sam" is very round and plump and small
     
  8. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and when we found it it was panting so i took it back and put a fan on it
     
  9. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    Do you have any baby chick supplies? I would suggest also putting a chick waterer in with the bird.
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  10. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no it also wont stop chirping i try to give it food and water but wont accept it i think sam is stressed
    sam should be better by the morning

    P.S i named it sam
     

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