Help... Lethargic Chick won't eat or drink.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eep123, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. eep123

    eep123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got three new chicks on Wednesday, one Black Star, one Plymouth Rock, and one EE. They all were doing fine Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Today the EE started to seem lethargic. She just sits around and sleeps. She doesnt seem to be eating, even when I put here near the food. She doesn't drink when I tip her beak in the water. The other chicks will run around and play, and she just sits there. What could be wrong with her and what can I do to help make her better?? I'm really worried about her.
     
  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Is she warm enough?? You could get some Enfamil Poly Vi Sol vitamins and give her 3 drops, for a few days and see if that helps her at all. I hope she will be ok!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  3. eep123

    eep123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice... but on the way to get some polyvisol she died. :.(
     
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Dang!! I am really sorry. Some chicks are just weak. I had one die a couple of days ago 24 hours after it had hatched. [​IMG]
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'm sorry that happened.
     

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