Need advice on new chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clairabean, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    About 36 hours old. She can not really walk, falls on to back. Kind of runs helter skelter. Does not eat or drink on her own, but drinks sugar water if I dunk her beak. Peeps almost constantly. But likes being held.

    Any advice? Will she make it? Anything I can do?[​IMG]
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Are her legs splayed out as she walks?

    In my experience, the ones that peep loud and constantly don't make it, but hopefully she will prove me wrong!
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Is she with other chicks? My lone chick did the constant peeping - she was just lonely. I had a chick act like you are describing with the helter skelter walking and falling - she now lays an egg every day [​IMG] She was just uncoordinated at first. I have found that sometimes my chicks act goofy and don't eat on schedule (3 days) but they usually get it together. Has she pooped at all? That is the first thing I look for now in my new chicks. My friend told me that means everything is connected lol.
     
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  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Not exactly splayed, but all wobbly. Like she is doing the funky chicken. I watched a few Youtube videos on splaying and it is not the same.

    I guess time will tell if she doesn't make it.
     
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Yes, pooped bright green goo. She has another chick with her. The other ones have not hatched... maybe they will not hatch at all, as it is day 22.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    put her in a small cup, lined with paper towels, force her to stand up on the legs. Give her sugar water regularly.

    I have a small Icelandic that I named "Cup" because I saved it that way. At three weeks, it's the runt of the little flock, but it's running around eating like crazy and fighting for food and position.
     
  7. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    [​IMG] Thank you.
     
  8. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I was holding her and she just flopped over dead. [​IMG]
     
  9. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:I am so sorry [​IMG]
     
  10. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. [​IMG]
     

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