HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lovethepeep, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. lovethepeep

    lovethepeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my chicks in today (shipped yesterday from mypetchicken)... 6 out of the 7 are lively, but one is acting sickly... just watching her, she seems like she's falling asleep standing. Should I assume she's tired or start planning a funeral service [​IMG]? Is there anything I can do???
     
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  2. lovethepeep

    lovethepeep Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] ok [​IMG] I see they are all falling asleep standing now... I guess she's ok [​IMG] sorry, this is my first time raising these little ladies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's ok. We all get nervous sometimes..even with experience. Double check the brooder temp to make sure it's the right temp (around 95F for day olds). Also check all of their bums to make sure they are not pasty. Have fresh tepid water and food and you're set. Good luck with your new chicks.

    Jody
     
  4. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good! Sometimes my little ones do that too, especially under a heat lamp, they just nod off standing up and eventually plop down to finish their snooze.
     
  5. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the first day (I got my first-ever chicks last Thursday morning) I kept petting and picking up the poor little guys when they fell asleep to make sure they were still alive. Poor chicks couldn't catch a good nap with me around. Anyway, I know how you feel! Having sweet little helpless things under our care turns us all into mama hens, I guess... always worrying and fretting over them!
     
  6. lovethepeep

    lovethepeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I have probably walked out there 20 times already! our thermometer says about 95, and the chicks seem to be fine not grouping up under the lamp, and not staying far in the corners either...
    they really are adorable!

    I don't have any grit for them. I also didn't get medicated feed, just regular. When my husband goes by the tractor supply what should I tell him to get? some kind of drops?? and just regular 'ol chick grit to mix in with thier feed?
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would give them some regular table sugar in their water, Vitamins and electrolytes are even better if you have them on hand.
     
  8. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least you care enough to worry. I am sure they are very proud of their vigilant parent.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:They don't need the grit until they are eating other solid foods besides their chick starter.
     
  10. lovethepeep

    lovethepeep Out Of The Brooder

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    oh good... I wasn't sure about the grit. thanks!

    how much table sugar?
     

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