HELP!! Baby chick won't eat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by King CreekRanch, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. King CreekRanch

    King CreekRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 10 baby chicks in the mail and I lost one this morning.[​IMG] Now I have another one that won't eat and the crop is empty. Any help would be great! I tried giving her yogurt but she won't eat that.
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Polyvisol without iron is found in the baby isle at stores. Three drops should do the trick. Also ake sure the babies aren't eating the bedding.
     
  3. King CreekRanch

    King CreekRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     
  4. mswforu

    mswforu Out Of The Brooder Premium Member

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    I just got baby chicks this am and had same issue. I used a lid to a peanut butter jar and put warm water with chick jumpstart (electrolytes) and put the chick feed in it. It softened it like mushy and watery. They all went crazy eating it.
    I had to put the ones not eating right at the edge of lid to get them started.
    This way I can be sure they are getting hydrated as well.
     

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