My Lazy chick just got better :D

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by omerblink, May 28, 2011.

  1. omerblink

    omerblink Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just wanted to share this info with all you guys... A month ago I bought chicks

    There were two lazy chicks in it ... They eat, walk but then stay still for a very long time ... Like they just going to sleep....

    But after couple of days one of them quit eating and died of weakness ... Same goes to the other one ... Some people told me to feed him boiled egg yolk, but i couldnt make him to eat that yolk ...

    I saw him eating worms in the lawn ... Then Feed him worms for next 6 days, one worm a day...

    And now he is active then others ...

    I don't know hows this possible but I'm happy that my chick is Masha Allah fine now [​IMG]

    Just wanted to share this with all of you ... may be this information helps someone [​IMG]

    NOTE: Worms are very small like a string ... I didnt feed Juicy and Big worms :s



    Regards
    Omer
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great story! I'm so glad your chick got better--that was good thinking about the worms. [​IMG]

    Watch him, though, because earth worms can carry worms that can harm your chickens (like gapeworm). I'm not trying to say what you did was wrong, just so you can be prepared! There's no way that I know of to make chickens stop eating worms anyway [​IMG]
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] glad your chickie is doing better! Your little buddy probably just needed a protein boost- and the worms did just that!
     
  4. naughtyhens

    naughtyhens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a worm bin for composting and have given compost worms to chicks. Worms are full of good nutrients and probiotics. I'm glad your chick got better. [​IMG]
     
  5. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our hens are so crazy about earthworms that I can't go anywhere in their yard with a shovel without hens orbiting my feet, waiting for me to start digging. And yeah, we have had trouble with gapeworm: despite the fact that there hadn't been any chickens on that yard ever, our birds broke with it last year. I figure that the parasite probably got brought in somehow by wild birds. [​IMG]
     
  6. omerblink

    omerblink Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys ... really appreciate your replies [​IMG]

    How to indetify gapeworm ???
     
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  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:The birds will gasp and do a motion like they are adjusting their crop- alot. To check for it- I Swab my chickens throat with a q-tip. If you pull the q-tip out and its clean you're all good. If you pull it out and its tinged with blood- time to treat for gapeworm. My chickens eat worms all the time. The only gapeworm I've ever had to treat came with a bird I bought at a swap [​IMG] good luck!
     
  8. omerblink

    omerblink Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG ... my one chick just does that when you bought them ... Nut i never feed him worms ... But he did it only once ... and never done it till now.... should i be worried ?
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't panic- I wasn't trying to alarm you. They do open their mouths and gulp to adjust their crop. That is completely normal. If the little one is doing it more than everyone else (like constantly gulping-gasping for air) then be worried. If that doesn't settle you- Swab them to ease your mind. Just be warned- chickens don't particularly enjoy having a q-tip stuck down their gullet. You'll know if something is up with them. Im sure your doing a great job and your birdies are just fine [​IMG]
     
  10. omerblink

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    Quote:Hey Thanks... for the information... But my birds are good and healthy .... [​IMG]
     

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