Help! Suddenly very distressed chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickeesparents, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. chickeesparents

    chickeesparents New Egg

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    Our chick is about 2 weeks old. We came home and took her out at night (around 9:30 PM local time) and she was fine. But then all of a sudden she started complaining very loudly and wouldn't stop. Quick chirps at least 4x in each set. This started before I gave her some sticky rice that she had difficulty with, but broke down slowly. She ate 6 little bugs today outside at around 1 PM. She wouldn't let us open her beak to take a look.

    Is she really cranky because it's nighttime or is there something lodged in her throat?
     
  2. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    What happened chickeesparents?

    Do you have just one chick? Could it be lonely? Are you giving grit?
     
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  3. chickeesparents

    chickeesparents New Egg

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    Yes I think she is just lonely. The other one is living with a friend and he told me his chick was doing the same thing. Apparently she is a Leghorn - maybe they are just inherently noisy. I think the problem is resolved. Thanks!

    She gets grit by herself by eating random pieces on the floor or outside.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Make her chick feed mash. Maybe she's hungry.
    Mine chirp all day long because they want to be with me. They are driving me crazy.
     

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