Help Baby chick acting funny

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sasc, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. sasc

    sasc Chirping

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    I agree.
     
  2. If you don’t already have it, I would purchase nutridrench and electrolytes.

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    The nuuridrench is specially formulated for poultry and gets into their system immediately. For our severely lethargic babies, we would administer a drop directly into their beaks. Then the entire flock was on it in their water (mixture looks like weak tea) for approx a month.

    Both were life savers for us last year.

    We also used the mother hen heating pad, which mimics a real mother hen.
     
  3. sasc

    sasc Chirping

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    I have the top one i believe i have the bottom one but its not a dropper. The top one is in their water.
    I appriciate it. I'll def look and see about the bottom pic.
     
  4. You definitely want to be doing the nutridrench during these early days. It is amazing at its speed of helpfulness. It is also good to have on hand for sickness. Even if you don’t have a dropper top, you can use it. Even putting a small bit in the palm of your hand and dipping their beaks in it will work. Then I would add some to their water as well. I will have to look back, I can’t remember if I used both at the same time in the water... I’ll have to get back to you on that.
     
  5. sasc

    sasc Chirping

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    Def let me know thanks so much! ☺
     
  6. This is what I found from a conversation between @azygous and myself. She has been an invaluable resource to me, especially in my early days!

    ...”The electrolytes you will only need for the first two days until the babies are drinking well on their own. Make a "weak tea" out of the Nutri-drench and mix fresh each day. You can add the electrolytes to the weak tea.

    When you get the babies home, if there is a weak one, standing still, wings held out from its body, eyes at half mast, give an undiluted drop of Nutri-drench right into the side of the beak. Repeat the next day, and after that it should be okay. But give them the "tea for the first week to ten days.”

    — I will try to check in here for you today as often as I can. Right now, I have 2 broody hens hatching 10 eggs for us.. it’s been a busy few days around here!
     
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  7. sasc

    sasc Chirping

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  8. sasc

    sasc Chirping

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    Finally she's eating dry food on her own! Thank God! Now waiting to see if she will drink on her own. Her balance is a little off still. I'll still be giving her vitamins. Thank you everyone.
     

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  9. Chopped up hard boiled egg was also a nutritious addition to give them during those early days.
     

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