New Babies, not eating or drinking...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cuban Longtails, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I just purchased eight bantam chicks last night from a farm & ranch store. This morning two of them were just sitting and cheeping, not having any interest in eating or drinking (I dipped their beaks in the water). The other chicks are doing fine, eating and drinking, walking around. Any suggestions on what to do? I really hate to lose any... [​IMG]
     
  2. cajungal

    cajungal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    Boil some eggs and give it to them..Give them the yoke first...I've raised most of my chicks on boil eggs and chick starter and never lost a one...Hope this helps!!
    Blessing,
    cajungal
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    cajungal: Thanks! I'll give that a try tonight, if they make it through today. I'm currently at work, or I'd try it now.
     
  4. cajungal

    cajungal Out Of The Brooder

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    You're welcome Hon! I meant to mention giving them some sugar water also..This will perk them up..

    What I do is put a cup of sugar to a gallon of water and boil it till the sugar melts..Then let it cool...I'd give it to them for about a month if I were you..
    It has always worked for me...
    Good Luck!
    Blessing,
    cajungal
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    They perked up and started eating, but I had lost one by the time I got home. I believe it was smothered, despite my best efforts to keep the brooder box warm enough for that not to happen. Meh... [​IMG]

    Everyone else is doing okay.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sorry about the one loss, but at least the others are doing well.
     

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