Lethargic chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alishka02, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. alishka02

    alishka02 Chirping

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    I'm really concerned about one of the 3 baby chicks we brought home yesterday! She hasn't really moved much...and the other two have been moving alot. She did eat a tiny bit but then went straight back to sleep in her same spot. Is there something I can make or give her (naturally) that will help?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Have you checked for pasty butt? The vent gets clogged and they get backed up. It needs to be cleaned.

    Try tepid sugar water to revive this chick. Offer all the chicks very finely minced boiled egg, both yolk and white.
     
  3. alishka02

    alishka02 Chirping

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    No pasty butt. Where can you get tepid sugar? And I will definitely do the egg for them! Thanks so much for advice!
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Take a cup of lukewarm (tepid) water and stir in a half teaspoon sugar.
     

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