One squeaking chick...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nomoq, May 27, 2011.

  1. nomoq

    nomoq Out Of The Brooder

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    Just brought my six chicks home today from the feed store...Two each of Road Island Reds, Americanas and Black Brahmas. Five of them are just chilling out in the breeder (92 degrees) and one is just squeaking away constantly.. [​IMG]
    They have food and water and know where both are....
    Is this normal?
    Am I missing something?

    Concerned new owner...
    Jim
     
  2. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newbie but have raised 28 chicks from day olds and r now 8 weeks old. Sounds like for some reason that one could b cold. Some just need more heat. Try holding it in a towel to see if it stops chirping when it gets warmer.
     
  3. nomoq

    nomoq Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...I will try that right now!
    Jim
     
  4. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any update?? Did the baby finally stop squeaking?? [​IMG]
     
  5. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it some scrambled or hard boiled egg, and vitamins (no iron) and or electrolytes in its water, make sure it is eating and getting water, some are just slower to catch on.
     
  6. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    I had one that did that...put electrolytes in the water to help it out...also i ended up putting a CLEAN stuffed animal in the cage (or you can place like a wash rage in there too)....it gave her something to cuddle up to, and it was much much MUCH happier and warmer..... also check its bum to make sure they don't have pasty butt that is giving it pain...hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  7. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    ANY UPDATES ???[​IMG]
     
  8. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any updates?? [​IMG]
     

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