New at this and need help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sjarvis00, May 6, 2009.

  1. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    I have some chicks that are about a week and a half to 2 weeks old. I walked in to check on them this morning and they were standing on one and flattening her. She is really dirty now. Can I give her a bath?
     
  2. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes just make sure u dry it good
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Thank you
     
  4. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also keep her warm for a few hours after you clean her up. Make sure she is eating and drinking before you do anything. You could just isolate her for a few hours before to make sure she is not sick.
     
  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Well, I thought she was dead at first. She is up and moving fine now. She was staying away from the others, I guess out of fear since they just trampled her. I seperated her about 10 minutes ago from the rest of them. She seems to be fine, except for being dirty.
     
  6. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Quote:How many chicks do you have in your brooder? It is common to lose a chick from being squished. Even if you have enough heat they will huddle together and sometimes the weight will be to much for that chick.

    Do not let this chick get chilled at all and I would seperate the chick with maybe a couple others for company. Maybe some Poli-vi-sol without iron, a few drops in the chicks water, or sugar water if that is all you have. Then try to get the chick to eat some scrambled eggs, mashed up pretty finely and see how the chick acts. It doesn't take much to lose one. Unless the chick is beyond nasty I think I would maybe try and spit clean until the chick gets the strenth back. A chill at that young will definately kill it.

    Keep us informed and prayers to you and your chick.

    Sara
     
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    I only had 10 to start with. They trampled one a couple days ago. I was out of the house all day that day, figures the one day I leave. So I now have 9, They seem to be fine some are just a little smaller than others and they happen to stand on one of them. He is dirty enough to need a bath but I'm going to wait til this afternoon when the sun is coming straight thru my patio door so I can set him in direct sunlight. When I bath my dogs I dry them tyhen wrap them in a warm dry towel until they warm up and dry some. She will get the same treatment.
     
  8. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used a hair dryer set on low to get my chicks dry after a pasty butt treatment.
     
  9. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    The hair dryer sounds like a good idea, thanx!
     
  10. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Ok, I gave her a bath, wrapped her up, then used the blow dryer. When she started to dry some I unwrapped her and finished blow dryer her. She loved it! Had he wings spread out sitting with her eyes closed. She didnt like it when i finished. She seems to be doing fine, but will keep an eye on her for the rest of the day.
     

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