one chick not so good

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DourS, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. DourS

    DourS Just Hatched

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    I got 6 buff orphingtons this past Saturday. They are about a week old. 5 of them are doing great. Wide open trying to fly, eating drinking etc. One seems a little slower. She wants to stay under the mama's heating pad most of the time. She will come out and eat but I haven't seen her drink on her own. My daughter and I have given her some sugar water with a dropper and she will take a little.
    No pasty butt and is pooping fine. She's the one with her head down kinda in the middle to the back. Any idea what might be going on?
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Are the others picking on her?
     
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  3. DourS

    DourS Just Hatched

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    Not that I have noticed.
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    If she is not drinking just dip her beek in th water.
     
  5. DourS

    DourS Just Hatched

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    we've been doing that and she will drink a little but not on her own.

    Thanks
     
  6. DourS

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    Update.....I gave her a drop of nutri drench yesterday and she seems better today. Not staying under the heat pad as much and eating and drinking on her own.
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That's great!
     

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