How to take care of a sick newborn chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sergio19Peter, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Sergio19Peter

    Sergio19Peter In the Brooder

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    When a mom lays her first baby chicks there will always be some that may come out sick. Especially after they ate born during the first days of spring in the cold winter.

    There will be some stuff that you may need to help it survive. First you will need to go to your regular grocery store and go fine Thyme Tea warm up half a cup and give the chicken droplets of tea to the chick. It will help it nourish and heal its body.

    Secondly you always have kids who get sick and you may have amoxicillin laying around your house add it to a syringe and give the baby chick some 3 drops drink that will help too.

    Thirdly get some milk mix it with water and give the baby chicks some droplets to drink. Keep the baby aside for a while it heals itself so it will not affect the rest of your hatchlings. I hope this information help somebody and have a nice spring enjoy your chickens.
     
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  2. MyChickens14

    MyChickens14 Chirping

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    Thank you! Im very glad I stumbled upon this because I'm getting 6 day olds on Wednesday and this could really help me! I'm so new with chickens but I think I'll get it soon enough! Do you have any tips and/or tricks for raising baby chicks? thanks.
     
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  3. Sergio19Peter

    Sergio19Peter In the Brooder

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    Yes I do have a good tips try mixing Finch food and when the babies chicks are about 4 months old try introducing them to a little bit of cat food to their diet that will help them grow quickly
     
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    MyChickens14 Chirping

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    I want them to stay tiny and fluffy forever! lol
    thanks, got anymore tips?
     
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  5. Sergio19Peter

    Sergio19Peter In the Brooder

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    Yes don't give them too much exercise keep them in a 4 feet cage for 2 months wait for the process to finish. They will still end up growing but not to their full size
     
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    MyChickens14 Chirping

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    you seem very experienced, i could take all the tips i can get!
     

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