Rescue Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by polishchickens111, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My feed store has chicks, and I noticed some weren't doing so well. I offered to take them home to try to nurse them back to health. They said yes on the condition that I keep them. (seeing as my coop is full, I"ll give them away.) One chick had a pasty butt. Some warm water and a hairdryer solved that. Another chick was a bit lethargic. Electrolytes, water, and a bit of honey solved that.

    But the runtiest little chick ever had bad balance, would not drink, and made distress sounds when the others were content.

    Eventually she started to drink. But she still fell over, and made distress sounds.
    I took her out and clapped behind her.
    No reaction.

    Is this little chick deaf?
    Is she freaking out because she can't hear her flock?
     
  2. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose it's possible, but I think if she is really sick and lethargic, she may have just not reacted because of that. You are awesome for helping them all though!
     
  3. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. She won't stop peeping now.
     

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