New chicks: one getting week, one keeps spitting out her food NEED HELP SOON!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TinyBeaks, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. TinyBeaks

    TinyBeaks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just got two chicks and my sister got five. Both mine aren't doing so well. One will only sleep and not walk around, the other keeps spitting her food out... I need help!!!#
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    How old are they? We're they shipped to you? Very small chicks like very fine crumb so crushing there food up a little more may help. Have you dipped there beaks in the water? Adding some save a chick electrolytes to the water should help too. If you don't have that some sugar in the water. Are you keeping them warm. If they were shipped this can take quite a toll on new chicks. Good luck with them :fl
     
  3. TinyBeaks

    TinyBeaks Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are only a few days gold...my sister had to put one in her
    incubator and feeding her boiled egg yolk with some water in it with a sureng.We have two lamps in/n'y the brooder.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What is the temperature in the brooder? Unless its very large, why do you have 2 heat lamps? Chicks need a space that isn't quite so warm, to escape to, if need be. How are you chicks sleeping? Do they pile up on each other (too cold) to lay far apart (too warm)? What are you feeding them? As Yorkshire Coop mentioned they may need food crushed smaller so they can eat it. Also if you dampen it a bit with water, it may be more palatable to them.

    If you sister is having to feed one with a syringe, it sounds like she is having the same trouble with her chick. Are the chicks having regular poos?
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    I'm sorry to hear about your sick chicks! I hope they turn out okay.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"
     
  8. TinyBeaks

    TinyBeaks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I posted this in the wrong catagory by accident... I have been on byc for one year now...
     
  9. mickies girls

    mickies girls New Egg

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    My chick just hatched. When should I put chick food and water out for her ?
     

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