one day old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pets, Sep 6, 2013.

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    pets New Egg

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    we bought five chicks yesterday. The are inside, under a lamp with food and water. We've raised chicks before and all turned out healthy. One of them today can no longer stand up, wont eat and looks nearly dead. We mashed up started chick good with water and sugar and are feeding her off a spoon. She takes it then lies back down with her feet behind her. Looking online, maybe she didn't learn to feed. We'll keep going with force feeding, but how often should we do that? hourly? Any other advice? My daughter is crying her eyes out for Bella.
     
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pets New Egg

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    Yes chicken chicks. We haven't had a problem before either, but now have two that won't eat. Could be mushy chick disease, haven't seen the hatchery, cant see any open wound though. I'll keep spooning water every 1/2 hour or so and see what happens. Don't want to over water them
     
  4. pets

    pets New Egg

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    I think you could be right, the two healthy chicks have practically no mark around the abdomen while the two larthargic ones have a scab there.
     
  5. Eleisha

    Eleisha Out Of The Brooder

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    : ( this is so sad. I'm sorry to hear about your chicks. I hope they're ok.
     

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