One chick doesn't look good

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CayceV, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. CayceV

    CayceV Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my chicks today... 31 of them. I've got one little peeper here who was laying on the bottom of the box when they arrived, getting stepped on. Her eyes are closed and she seems pretty weak. She's peeping but not like the others... Any advice on what to do? I've separated her from the others for the time being (have her with me) so that she doesn't get stepped on...
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like you are doing the best you can, if you have vitamins to put in the water you can do a beak dip to get it to drink, but it may have some other problem or just been a runt. Good luck.
     
  3. CayceV

    CayceV Out Of The Brooder

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    She drank a bit and is the same size as the other chicks (that are the same breed)... She's snuggled up in a towel on my lap at the moment.
     
  4. CayceV

    CayceV Out Of The Brooder

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    She didn't make it [​IMG]
     
  5. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    awwwww, I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  6. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG, so sorry. [​IMG] It's very hard to lose a chicken, especially a chick. But don't worry. You did the best you can, and I'm sure she's very proud of you. :aww
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2008
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am so sorry. You really tried your hardest
     

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