New babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CrazyFowlFreak, May 16, 2009.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    I have two half day old babies, both Buff Orps so far. They hatched yesterday by 11pm, and I have no other pips? Should I worry yet?
    Also, the one that seems stronger is eating, drinking, and pottying. The other will only drink if I dip his beak in water. Help?
     
  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Karo syrup mixed with hot water then cooled. Also it can take 36 HOURS to hatch and some might have started to develop later. Dont worry yet.
     
  3. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend giving sugar water and electrolytes to your weak one to give him a boost
     
  4. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    Sugar water, check.
    Also, they seem to be shivering, but keep moving away from the light?
     

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