My newky hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TherryChicken, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Here have 5 Barred rocks and 1 special ee chick. I'm not sure what's going on with my poor chickie! I saved it from shrink wrapping, which is why it's so rough. Half of the egg was shrink wrapped where the other half was ok. It lost some baby fuzz due to it, it's eyes are wrong (one is a lil lazy downward and the other is kind of rolling downward. It also walks kind of on it's tippy toes, which is where it's got it's name from "Tippie". We hope it makes it and is a female, as we can't keep anymore roos and with it's condition no one will want the poor thing. We would like to keep it.
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  2. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Tippie
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    protective BR sibling
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  3. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I can't see the eye problem from the picture. Maybe a warm damp washcloth will help wipe away some of the left over gook on its head. Might have something affecting it's eyelids. As far as tippy toes, it may just be leg weakness that could correct itself in a day or two or a nutritional deficiency while developing. So, some extra vitamins in the water might help out weak chicks. If you don't have anything on hand, just a bit of honey in the water maybe for energy. Chicks that are helped out of the shell are sometimes non starters. They could have had a little yolk sac and not enough nutrition in the yolk to help them make it out of the shell and if they don't start eating or drinking they will fade away in a few days. So, you might watch for that.
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you, but the shrink wrapping was actually my fault. Will probiotics work?
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The electrolytes seem to have all the vitamens so will try that
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, update on Tippie, Tippie is standing better (still not like he/she should, but better). Tippie is drinking and eating a little, which is great to see :).
     
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Tippie is doing so much better today :)
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  10. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's tippie
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    Now at 4 weeks. Boy or girl?
     

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