1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

received 4 barred Plymouth Rock chicks, one seems lethargic

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by twhitman, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. twhitman

    twhitman Out Of The Brooder

    20
    0
    24
    Apr 30, 2015
    We got four Plymouth Rock chicks yesterday. A neighbor gave them to us. They weren't suppose to hatch, she thought the eggs were rotten under a broody hen. Anyhow, they hatched and are 6 days old now. Three seem to be doing great. One seems to be a little smaller than the rest and slower to respond. It does perk up and chirps loud when held. The eyes appear normal and breathing seems fine. We're currently mixing some electrolytes to add to their water.

    Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

    11,000
    2,040
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    Keep an eye on it, make sure it's eating and drinking. If anything changes let us know!
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

    16,811
    3,114
    456
    Nov 7, 2012
    CENTRAL MAINE
    I have one suggestion: Poultry Nutri-Drench. I won't hatch chicks without having some on hand. They get it every other bottle for the first week or so. Awesome stuff and has brought chicks (from hatchery) back from near death for me.
     
  4. twhitman

    twhitman Out Of The Brooder

    20
    0
    24
    Apr 30, 2015
    Thank you. I'll pick some up for the next time we have chicks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by