Please Help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littletyke333, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. littletyke333

    littletyke333 New Egg

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    Please can anyone help!!
    I have just hatched 1 Serama Chick out of a batch of 12. The little fella (or lady) is 3 days old but isn't eatting or drinking on it's own.
    Is this normal? I am managing to get some food and water into it's little mouth but im not sure how effective this is.
    Will the little chap suffer for not having any siblings/

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure, how did it hatch, did you have to give it a hand or was it from a broody hen? Try getting some vitamins in its' water, maybe. 3 days odl should be drinking and eating on its' own. Is it acting alright, does it chirp all the time or is it quiet?
     
  3. littletyke333

    littletyke333 New Egg

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    I hatched it in the incubator. I helped it out as it had shell stuck all over it.
    Its very noisy and seems quite strong but looks very scraggy!!!
     
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  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've done that, is it warm enough? Sometimes you can put in a mirror or a stuffed animal maybe to keep it company? Scramble some eggs for protein.
     

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