FR chick not doing well, any idea's

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tberggren, May 12, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ithaca NY
    Hi I have 15 Freedom Ranger chicks two weeks old.
    Yesterday one wasn't moving much, (we were moving so didn't have much time to think much about it) today, still not really moving. I isolated him and put some food an water close enough so he can reach it without having to move. (and he did eat and drink-more interested in eating than drinking, lol)

    He is a robust as the rest and I don't see why anything should be wrong.

    Should I be concerned about some sort of disease? Is this some sort of leg deformity issue developing? (they look fine)

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    I have no idea, but hopefully someone will come along soon to help you.
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Try giving him a little sugar water. Sometimes that helps.
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Usually lethargic chicks at that age are getting chilled. Are you sure the temperature is adequate? A vitamin pack or sugar in the water could help a lot too.

    I believe at two weeks they could be starting to get coccidiossis. What are you feeding them? You may need to treat with a coccidiostat if you don't want to lose any.

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