Help!! my 6 day old deformed chick isn't eating or drinking

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by xxxgeorgiexxx, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. xxxgeorgiexxx

    xxxgeorgiexxx Out Of The Brooder

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    hi 1 of my 6 day old chicks hasn't been eating or drinking, its got deformed legs too, it only drinks when i put its beak in the water. what shall I do?
     
  2. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are alot of links on this board to help with its legs. Hopefully its not too late. Maybe do a search.
     
  3. xxxgeorgiexxx

    xxxgeorgiexxx Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i will thanks
     
  4. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may not be best to get overly high hopes. Often when there are external deformities there are also other internal or nero problems. Sometimes they won't survive no matter what you do.

    Also there is some value to considdering what impact a weak chicken can have for the future of your flock. Weak chickens are often the first to get sick and spread it to the flock and some deformities are passed on genetically.
     
  5. xxxgeorgiexxx

    xxxgeorgiexxx Out Of The Brooder

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    chick died 2day [​IMG]
     
  6. Ladynblkus Hen

    Ladynblkus Hen New Egg

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    I'am Sorry How Old Was It?[​IMG]
     
  7. WishboneDawn

    WishboneDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We had to learn that lesson with a meat chick this year. He had trouble with his vent from the beginning. I looked after him and he made it to 6 weeks but not before a horrible week where his comb went dark and the life seemed to go out of him. I thought I was doing a good thing but I think next time I'll assume that one deformity on the outside likely means more wrong on the inside and cull the poor things from the get-go.
     

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