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Re: My new baby chick needs help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by imari2542, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. imari2542

    imari2542 In the Brooder

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    Thanks to all the help we received from everyone in this forum our baby chick hatched last night
    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5472282#p5472282)

    This is our first chick we have ever hatched so we still have a lot of questions.

    The chick still seems lethargic.

    We have had to feed the chick by hand. It was getting so weak and starting to just lay on it's side.

    Right after we fed it, it was standing fine, what a difference!

    Will he/she starting drinking/eating w/o help. We have been helping it each and drink.

    Is there anything else we should be doing/not doing?



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  2. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

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    I dipped my really weak ones beak in water, every hour on the hour for 5 days,....

    Vitamins and sugar in the water

    I also added plain yogurt on my finger and tipped the beak with it once a day,

    Good luck
     
  3. newchickgal

    newchickgal Songster

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    I hope the little one is doing better today. Please keep us posted. [​IMG]
     

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