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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bobzant, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. bobzant

    bobzant Chirping

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    i got some chicks from ideal a few days ago and i have one that is incredibly small, its become lethargic and doesnt eat. idk what to do. im worried:hit
     

  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

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    Quote:Try dripping water, a drop at a time, into it's beak. Some people mix sugar or no iron baby vitamins into the water.
     
  3. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

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    Sorry double post.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  4. GardenState38

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    If you can find a product called Poultry Nutri-Drench at your feed store, that might help.
    It seems to have given a boost to a chick I have that was lethargic and lagging behind the others.
    It's vitamins in a molasses base, essentially. It can be mixed with water, or given directly.
    It absorbs quickly into the chick's blood stream.
     
  5. bobzant

    bobzant Chirping

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    Thanks guys, but its too late...she's in a better place now... [​IMG]
     
  6. GardenState38

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    Quote:So sorry![​IMG]
     
  7. KiraCookie

    KiraCookie In the Brooder

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    Aww im so sorry! [​IMG] Losing ur little baby chicks really sucks.
     

  8. hallerlake

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    I hate when that happens. [​IMG]
     

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