really weak baby chick (UPDATE!!!!!!! 3-26)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BellLisamo, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    what do i do??

    i heard the make em eat egg but that didnt work. it doesnt want to eat or drink and sometimes it crys!
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Lisa... get it water, cooked egg yolk mixed w/ sugar water.

    If that doesn't work, nature will take it's course.

    I'm pullin' for you neighbor.
     
  3. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    some of the other threads on here are suggesting honey given on their beak to get them eating and strengthen them up.
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i tried water and sugar water. It wont even try to drink it. I have 2 like this, one is trying to drink. The other wont


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  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Bummer! How old are these peeps? I don't know how you could force feed a little chick...so I'm no help except to send prayers your direction.
     
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    they were just arriving at the feed store, so 3 days tops. i special ordered them through the feed store.

    6 phoenix (2 of them are weak, just lost one)

    4 welsummers

    4 cuckoo marans
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sorry about your loss.
     
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:thanks, i know it happens, but gosh dangit! the one is perking up, force fed it some honey. it ran around, at a few pieces off the ground and is now sleeping. Hope it makes it. thanks you guys for the help
     
  9. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    This probably doesn't apply to your situation, but I just read that if a peep is having trouble eating to grind the chick starter into smaller pieces. Sorry you lost one...hope the other continues to improve!
     
  10. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    [​IMG] Sorry you lost your weaker peep! I hope the other continues to improve!!!
     

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