PLEASE HELP ME! Serama baby's behavior NORMAL???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hanh3197, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2011
    Bay Area
    I have 3 Seramas and 3 Mille Fleurs chicks and 5 are doing great! But there is this one Serama who is the smallest of the whole group who doesn't look like she's doing so well.... [​IMG]
    They are all about a week old and all have their wing feathers and some tail feathers...except this one slow Millie [​IMG] but it's doing great
    The Serama has her wing feathers, tail feathers, and looked fine yesterday morning but now she seems really tired/exhausted. While everyone else is eating, drinking, and running around, she is sleeping in some pieced of fabric (cut up PJ pants very thin) I put in the brooder (just in case she was cold?) The temperature is actually pretty warm, 85 - 90F, and no one is panting or huddling together/on top of each other. I guess because her size she's cold??? She's REALLY tiny [​IMG]
    She hasn't been up and running around, eating, or drinking for all I know..... They are all napping right now so I put one of her Serama buddies in the fabric with her to keep her company? warmer? I really don't want to lose her [​IMG] She's the kid's favorite.....
    They named her Tiny [​IMG]
    Any help is appreciated
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    some chicks just fail to thrive, you should try feeding her some more protein- scrambled eggs and yogurt, also you can mix water with gatorade and use an eye dropper to get her to drink it. I hope she pulls through!
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    I am so new with Seramas that I am afraid to give advise..but wanted to suggest that you post this
    under Malaysion (sp) Seramas in the breed,showing section.
    I have read enough to understand that the Serama chicks sometimes need a little extra care
    and a breeder there may be of more assistance.
    Hope it goes well for you and your little one........[​IMG].............[​IMG].
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  4. CircleC

    CircleC Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2011
    I didnt know they could eat such a wide variety of foods. I'm learning already.

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