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i need help here with a baby chick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kori, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Kori

    Kori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he was the last one to hatch and is about a day old now............hes been sleeping a lot more than the others and gets steped on alot.........hes sleeping in my lap as i type this......do you think he is weak and might die????????????please help me!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure it is drinking. You can add a little gatorade in the water. If it doesn't get enough water it will die. Good luck I hope it makes it.
    Michele
     
  3. Kori

    Kori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you sooooooooooooooo much!!!!!i will start paying more atention to see if he is drinking.....i hate it when chicks only get a couple of days to get a taste of life......
     
  4. Kori

    Kori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody else got some advice???????[​IMG]
     
  5. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like the other post said, make sure it is drinking and add gatorade. That is about all you can do.

    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  6. Kori

    Kori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you i will try that and see what happens![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I would probably get some Polyvisol in him about 1 drop. I'm a strong believer in this stuff. Does his breathing seem different, I would separate him if he is getting stepped on, the other's may trample him and kill him, can he walk at all? Gatorade is good but does have a lot of suger in it, you may want to try some Pedialyte(original, no flavor) or electrolyte. Helps in case he's dehydrated.. Just touch his beak with a dropper and let him do the work, you don't want to force him to drink it could get into his lungs. polyvisol in my opinion seems to make them hungry. Is he eating, if not try softening up his food.. Can he stand at all? does he walk OK if he is able to walk. He sounds like he may be exhausted, give him more time, he should get better. But the polyvisol will help with strength...
     

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