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How do I care for stressed NEW Baby Chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by artbypaula, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. artbypaula

    artbypaula New Egg

    Apr 17, 2009
    4 day old Polish has been home 24 hrs. MY other 3 picked on her badly so I put her in a private brooder. Not eating or drinking so I gave a few sips of water. SHALL I JUST LET HER SLEEP? Should I wake her up in a few hours to try and feed? Could she die from prior stress and hunger overnight?
  2. Michelleschicks

    Michelleschicks New Egg

    Apr 12, 2009
    Round Rock, Texas
    I just rescued a little silkie....same situation. i put her in a crate by herself with food & water and her heat lamp. she kept falling into the water bowl....so i used a jar lid filled with water and put little rocks in it so she could not drown.
    i treated her wounds with a some neosporin for the first 3 days.....she slept a lot and by day 4 she was as spunky as could be.
    don't force the eating....let her rest, she will come around to the food soon.
    you may want to dab her beak with the water and show her where it is.
    good luck!
  3. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    put a stuffed animal in there to keep her company and to snuggle up to...good luck! I bet she needs to catch up on some rest..poor baby!

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