i need some help with baby chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by miguelmtz2157, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. miguelmtz2157

    miguelmtz2157 New Egg

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    One of my hen killed 2 of her chicks so a chick that hatched was also pecked 2 in each side of his head i already put neospirin and how long till he start walking and eating he was born yesterday and breed is american gamefowl
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    He should be walking and eating almost from hatching, or within an hour or two, unless the mama is keepng it under her. In that case, usually on the second or third day of life.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    So, it sounds like you have moved him to a brooder, is that correct? Is he making any attempts to get up and move about? Lack of effort to move about and find food may indicate that serious injury has resulted from the pecking, especially as it involved his head.
     
  4. RavenStorm1977

    RavenStorm1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    if he isn't walking on the first day he probably isn't going to make it :(
     

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