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Issues with my store bought chick.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JADe Hatcher, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. JADe Hatcher

    JADe Hatcher In the Brooder

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    She is constantly crying out... I first assumed that she. Was lonely because she was the only chick. So we bought a new one for her to socialize with. She still cries... And wants to be held at all times. And when I hold her with her head down she shakes her head as if siezing.
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Why are you holding it with its head down?
    How old is the chick? How are you brooding?
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It sounds as if she is imprinted on you.
     
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  4. hkirchn

    hkirchn Songster

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    I'm guessing she is fine.........You need a few more chicks!
     
  5. BjaJra826

    BjaJra826 Chirping

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    She might have imprinted on you, but she might also be ill. Last chick I had that cried constantly had failure to thrive and passed away 5 days after we brought her home.
     
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  6. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

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    Do you have a warm brooder for them? Perhaps she wants to be held because she's cold and you are warm. Hence her "shivering" rather than siezing. They need to be kept at 95f in their first days of life. Then the temp needs to be dropped in tiny increments over several weeks.
    Chicks will constantly cry if they are cold.
     
  7. FowlWitch

    FowlWitch Songster

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    I had a chick that did this. A few days with me out of sight seemed to do the trick; she still lets me pick her up, but no longer cries when I'm out of eyesight. I also made sure she has lotsof other chick friends :)
     
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  8. FowlWitch

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  9. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    Is the chick eating and able to poop?
    What temp is your brooder?
     
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