How can I help my baby chick???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TreehuggerMo, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. TreehuggerMo

    TreehuggerMo Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 8, 2013
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    Got my 3day old chicks last night and all but one seems happy in their new home. The smallest one was moving around a bit last night but just laying there this morning. I held her and made sure she drank some water. She was not interested in the food at all. When one of the other chicks ran past her bumping her over, she just layed on her side until I picked her up again. Is there any hope? How can I help her??? P.S. She is a frizzel..
     
  2. GarrettJones

    GarrettJones New Egg

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    You might try feeding a small amount of sugar water with an eye dropper. Just be sure to release a single drop on the side of its beak so it doesn't choke. Try just a few drops every half hour. Sometimes chicks are just stressed from their move and need the extra nutrition and will perk up with the sugar water.

    Good luck!
     
  3. TreehuggerMo

    TreehuggerMo Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try that ASAP - thanks. I would love it if I can bounce her back to health. She is soooo sweet.
     

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