Is chick(from MM) getting sick or just lazy??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AUFan, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. AUFan

    AUFan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one polish in my brooder of Delawares. He sits a lot and will sit to eat...sometimes rests on the top part of his legs doesn't try to fly much when all the others are, seems to sleep a good bit but eats and drinks normally on his own. I put him in a separate box thinking maybe he was sick...but once he is in there he is up chirping walking around trying to fly,acting normal,etc. so I put him back in with the others and he goes back to being lazy. He is smaller then the rest(but I would expect that because of the different breeds), but is growing in feathers...looks right on target for his breed. So is he just lazy(and being the smallest probably doesn't help) or is he starting to show symptoms of being sick?(He is from MM- hatched on 3/28 and I am nervous about it [​IMG] )
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Wow, 3/28 is really young. Does he/she seem to be strengthening or getting weaker? Are you sure the chick is drinking and eating-- I mean was it observable when it was separated? I think I would start the chick on vitamin drops right away if nothing else-- Per dlhunicorn's often-posted timetable.
     
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  3. AUFan

    AUFan Out Of The Brooder

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    d.k :

    * Wow, 3/28 is really young. Does he/she seem to be strengthening or getting weaker? Are you sure the chick is drinking and eating-- I mean was it observable when it was separated? I think I would start the chick on vitamin drops right away if nothing else-- Per dlhunicorn's often-posted timetable.

    Yup...I watch them all the time and he/she goes over and eats and drinks just fine. Really doesn't seem any different in the last few days(as far as amt of time just laying around), though he/she gets run over a bit by everyone else. What type of vitamins(or do I need to do a search for that...sorry new here!)​
     

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