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Help sick chick

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by thegoldencomets, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. thegoldencomets

    thegoldencomets New Egg

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    I have a chicken that was born at 8:00 pm yesterday and today it is wolbly and it will stand up and chirp then kind of just fall forward and lay there for a while so can i have some help on what is wrong and what to do.:(
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    How many hours has the chick been hatched now? Was it in an incubator or under a broody hen? Was the hatch normal or was it difficult for it? Has it eaten and drunk water yet? Have you dipped its beak in water? Have you tapped the chick crumb to encourage it to eat?

    After hatch they can often be very tired as the process is very hard work for them. They can sometimes take up to 24 hours to gain full strength.
     
  3. thegoldencomets

    thegoldencomets New Egg

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    The chick was born at 8:30 last night it was under a broody hen for 18 days then i brought it in because it is cold here in fort kent and put it in my incubator the hatch was normal it hasent eaten or druken but i have dipped its beak in some electrolytes water and what do u mean by tapping the chick crumb
     

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