Help Please!!!! Poorly 1 day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by youngalexrob, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. youngalexrob

    youngalexrob In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2012
    United Kingdom
    My australorp chick hatched under its mom this morning, 14 hours ago (6am). It just lieson its belly gasping, with its eyes closed. The mother has lost interest and I really dont know what to do . :(
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Bring the chick inside right away and get her warmed up. Dip her beak in water with some ACV.
  3. youngalexrob

    youngalexrob In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I've brought in to the house and wrapped in a towel. I dont have any
    ACV and all shops are shut [​IMG]
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    Hi and [​IMG] ,
    Do you have the equivalent of a 60 watt light bulb
    you can shine down on it? Temp
    should be about 95 degrees where the chick is. Do you
    have a small plastic tub?Put some paper towels on the
    bottom and set the towel nest on them. Put the
    chick in the nest but do not wrap it in the towel.
    No need to feed it for the 1st 2 days. It will live off the
    yolk. Make up a small shallow saucer of sugar water
    and dip the beak in it. A jar lid works well. If you are
    concerned about the baby falling in the water, cut the
    top one inch off a plastic soda pop cup and set it in the lid.
    rolled rim edge up. That way the chick can drink without
    falling in. You can also try mitigating the chicks stress by
    carefully giving it drops of sugar water,
    Best Success,
    Karen and the Light Sussex
    in western PA, USA
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014

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