HElp I thInk?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kera!, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 new chicks and the light brown leghorn seems to be the sleepiest and maybe a little sluggish ..I am trying not to freak out..but it would be horrible if it died ..no pasty but should I just keep dipping the beak in sugar water ..I think I am paranoid my kids love these things they are trying to hold all day long,,dont want any to die..
     
  2. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He may be being overhandled, both by you and the kids.

    Also, it happens sometimes that a chick is just unhealthy and there is nothing that can be done. There WILL BE CASUALTIES when raising chicks.

    I have one daughter, and though she clamors to pet and hold the chicks when we have them, I severely limit handling them especially when they are so young and fragile.

    Also, I have NEVER fed my birds sugar water.
     
  3. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicks sleep. I would stop handeling it. Is it sleeping a lot or never moving. There is a bid difference between the two.
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's hard when they're so darn cute, but try not to over handle them.

    Like other posters said, limit 'cuddle the chicks' time. I honastly only handle mine

    15-20 minutes a day, and by handling I mean petting, not holding.

    I spend the rest of the time with them just watching them sleep, play and eat. [​IMG]

    Chicks sleep ALOT I wouldn't worry. I'd even stop dipping his beak in sugar water,

    and let him rest.

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    ScissorChick
     
  5. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help I watched for a long time I think she wasnt eating,,she is better she is smaller than the others and made the kids leave them alone....thanks everyone..
     

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