My chick needs help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WolfLarsen85, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. WolfLarsen85

    WolfLarsen85 New Egg

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    We just got our box of chicks in the mail yesterday. One of the Spanish hens, who is much smaller than the rest, is not eating or drinking. She is wobbly and gets knocked over a lot. She looks sick. What can I do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Get some SaveAChick electrolyte/vitamins packet at the feed store, and mix it for her. Dip her beak into the water as often as you can, while letting her swallow. Make sure she is warm-90-095 degrees F under the heat lamp with a cooler spot nearby. Check her bottom for pasting up, and keep it cleaned. Shipping stress from cold and time in the mail can be hard on chicks.
     
  3. WolfLarsen85

    WolfLarsen85 New Egg

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    Thank you! I will go check for save a chick today.
     

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