Just brought home two babies, however...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KristaChickenWhisperer, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. I haven't raised chicks for a while now so I am a little concerned.

    The Silkie and Mille fluer I just brought home from the feed store seem to just want to lay around. They haven't even touched their food and are completely uninterested in their water.

    They peep a little when I come in but just keep sitting there.

    I added some electrolytes to their water so I am hoping that will give them a little energy.

    Is there anything else I should do? I hope the little guys are going to be ok. The Mille fluer looks like it's been through a lot...some of the feathers have been peck out and the silkie is horribly filthy.

    I am glad I could get them out of there and to a good home!
  2. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    I'd make sure they're not too hot, and give them some cooked egg yolks to eat... Good Luck! [​IMG]
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    they may also need a quick energy boost....add some honey or sugar to their water, and/or give them a few drops of poly-vis-il baby vitamins IRON FREE. Whatever the case, if they're not drinking on their own you may want to dip their beaks a few times to make them get a few sips.....
  4. I dipped their beaks in the water a few times, I also syringe fed some sugar water to the mille fluer.

    One of them just had a pretty gnarly looking poop, looks like they might have worms.

    What a great feed store...they need to take better care of their baby chicks!!

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