Please help, chick experts!!!! She won't stop crying!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SeaChick, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Thanks guys, you guys are so cool for replying with suggestions!

    OK, I tried Jody's suggestion of tapping the feeder (I'd only showed them the feed before and she did eat) and it was hilarious to see them all pile over to see what I was showing them. However, she really does NOT like any sort of mama-hen-wing-covering gestures. The other chiks love it, but she just runs away or struggles.

    Now shes crying again!

    OK, going to try a stuffed animal, although she's got 5 other chicks to huddle with.......
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Have you tried feeding her hot mash?? You'd probably best feeding it to her b/f bedtime & maybe adding a dab of fat/oil to it.
     
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  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    d.k. no. i have not... why would that work do you think? I can try it....

    the stuffed animal did not work, unfortunately!
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    She does look healthy.

    We have had several chicks do this to greater and lesser degrees. They all
    grew out of it eventually. Did I consider chick soup? Yup.

    I completely sympathize with you on this. It's madening. It's like a chollicy
    baby (bad spelling).

    Make sure she is eating. Try feeding her some yogurt. Some chicks are just very
    anxious birds.
     
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  5. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Thanks guys. She wasn't interested in the yogurt. I think she seems to be tiring herself out somewhat so maybe she'll get some sleep. I really don't know what I will do if this continues tomorrow, though. I work at home and i have three huge deadlines I am up against. I won't ve able to work if she's crying all day tomorrow!

    Stacey
     
  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    P.C.... how long did it take before yours stopped howling? I am going to pray that's it's just a short-lived reaction to her travelling ordeal but what if its not? She's depriving the other 5 chicks of sleep and rest, too!
     
  7. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Awwwwww! Poor Baby. It does sound like Mama, Mama, Mama.

    I would think she would settle down in a couple of day but the others in the video look like they are pretty fed up with it also!

    Jacie
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:I wouldn't worry about the other chicks. They will block it out.

    We had one that chirped 24/7 for her first week. Most of our
    chirpers stopped after a few days.

    Keep us posted.

    Don
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:You hear that too??? [​IMG] mama mama.


    We had sick chicks that chirped but they were lethargic, just sat, and sounded
    different from Seachick's little chirper.
     
  10. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Quote:You hear that too??? [​IMG] mama mama.


    We had sick chicks that chirped but they were lethargic, just sat, and sounded
    different from Seachick's little chirper.

    Yep but it's more like ma ma ma ma ma ma !

    Sounds kinda like my 43 year old did when he was a baby! [​IMG]


    Edited to add: Actually he sounds that way every so often now! [​IMG]
     
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