Problems with 1 1/2 week old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ernst0011, May 15, 2009.

  1. ernst0011

    ernst0011 Hatching

    May 14, 2009

    We have a 1 1/2 week old black Austrolorp.

    We are new to the chick world, and we are having a problem with one of our little ones.

    She bobs her head and opens her mouth, and makes a little wheezy sounding "peep" each time.

    She is not eating, she drinks every now and then, and every now and then lets out a high shrill peep.

    She is not pooping. She holds her little wings out and it looks like she is trying, but just can't.

    She will only sleep when someone is holding her, and sometimes not even then.

    I have searched the forums, and maybe I just don't know what I am looking for, because I can't find anything.

    She has been doing this for about two days, and we have separated her from the other chicks.

    Thank you for your help

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Last edited by a moderator: May 15, 2009

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