Murray McMurray sickly "free chick"?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maureen9962, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. maureen9962

    maureen9962 In the Brooder

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    These "free" chicks always seem to die or come dead. All the other chicks have arrived healthy and happy. It drank when I dipped its beak but still does not act very perky. I feel badly I can never seem to get these guys started when all the other chicks do well. Any tips out there?
     
  2. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Songster

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    would a little sugar water work... also niacin in its water???
     
  3. MontanaHippyChic

    MontanaHippyChic Hatching

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    Did yours perk up? Our 'freebie' is our wildest one! Perky and seems to be ruling the pack LOL
     
  4. maureen9962

    maureen9962 In the Brooder

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    The "freebie" is still alive this morning. I gave them all sugar water but no niacin. He feebly eats and drinks a very little bit occasionally. He came with the Cornish broilers and is alot smaller. I think they walked all over it for three days...
     

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