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one chick not doing good.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bisqit&Gravy, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the 2 silkie chicks that have hatched is not doing good. It's out with the other chick the the hens but can't move very well. They kept stepping on it while I was changing the heat bulb to a hotter one since it's suppose to be 8 degrees in the morning.

    I'm bringing the one chick in but wondering if I should just bring them both since they do better with others. If the one gets better while I be able to move them back out with the adults or will they reject them and beat them up?
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Hi!
    Do you have the two babies in a brooder or did you put them in the henhouse/coop with the older ones right away? How old are they?


    Christina
     
  3. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they hatched otuside. One hatched Friday and the other Monday. They are the only two chicks right now. The 3 adults are 8 months to a year old.
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    I think you should bring them in if they are being trampled by the adults. Do you have a brooder?
     

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