Question About New Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rose66, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks from McMurray were delivered early this morning! All of them were doing great, drinking, eating, and running around. But now there are a couple who don't look right. They are standing with their head straight up and I've seen a bubble coming out of their mouths. I wonder if they drank too quickly or too much and got some water in their lungs. Is that possible? If that is the problem, is there anything I can do to help them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Probably shipping stress, I am guessing, if they are looking bad.

    You may wish to use the sugar water recipe. There is also a super stressed recipe (with more sugar) near the bottom of the page:
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chickcare.html
     
  3. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying. I am using the sugar water. Now there is only one who is not doing well. She will drink water if I put here up there to it but she won't eat. She's very weak and just lays down mostly. I expect she will pass on sometime today. All the others are doing great though.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would dip her beak every hour if you can in the water and you may get her to pull through. Sometimes shipping is very hard on them.

    You are welcome!

    I hope she gets better soon.
     

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