In the Brooder
- Aug 18, 2014
I found a day old chick today that mommy literally ignored laying about four inches away from her while she was laying on her other chicks. I brought it in and got it I a box with a light on for warmth. It does appear to have little red mites though. A lot of them have crawled off but there may be more. I have garden and poultry dust, can I use it on the baby? Also, is it normal for it to sleep so much or hardly open its little eyes. I think it was laying out all night without protection from mom. The temp in the box is about 90 degrees. Any hotter then that and it tries to get away from the light. I have been giving it sugar water and it has probably taken in about a half a teaspoon since about 2:00. Any suggestions will help.