hand feeding runt baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aberfitch, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a beautiful little baby runt chick. he is about a week old and some of his wing feathers have started to grow out. He took Ill about a day ago and I have been watching him closely. He was barely pecking at food and only taking sips of water. He was slipping so I bought some exact baby bird food mixed it and fed it through with a syringe. He got a little better (standing weekly on his feet) but not 100 % yet. Does anyone have suggestions on what I can do to help. :|
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try making warm (not hot) mash out of chick crumbles and warm water. Then I would take the weak chick out 3-4 times per day and coax her to eat by dipping her beak in the crumbles.

    Good luck with the chick - hope she pulls through for ya!
     

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