My neighbor brought me this little chick today that the mother abandoned. Can anyone tell me what ki

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kinchchicks, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. kinchchicks

    kinchchicks New Egg

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    I would appreciate any help. I have given it water and baby duck starter, as that is all I had and the feed store is closed. It was very cold and almost dead tonight, but seems better now that it is under a light. I will upload picture from my laptop.
    Thanks,
    Gail
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    I think it's good you're taking care of this chick, what a nice thing to do!
    I've given my chicks duck starter too before, once when we ran out of feed. For one night, that shouldn't be a problem. It's good that you've given it some heat, that's probably what it needed the most. Some people suggest adding sugar to the water to give a bit of extra strength. Good luck, I hope she makes it!
     
  3. kinchchicks

    kinchchicks New Egg

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    My daughter told me to give it half water and half Gatorade. Do you think that is ok? I just got two baby Rouen Ducks two days ago. I am going to post their pictures too!
    thanks!
     
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  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck with your little baby! Sounds like you are doing all the right things. I think the Gatorade should be fine.
     
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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Gatoraide is high in iron - pedialyte would be a better choice. Good luck.
     
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Sounds like you're doing the right thing. Just keep that light on him/her.

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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