serama

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  1. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    hi, this is my first serama and i am having a time with it. its 4 days old and i dont see it eating ,drinking or pooping. it is so tiny i cant tell if there is anything in the crop at all. Back ground. malpositioned, feet in air sac. couldnt hatch but did a pip. small amount of blood. quarter size. Took me 17 hrs. to hatch it. it is the size of a large grape. umbilical had the waste attached it fell off today. it is in a divided cage with 2 silkie babies on the other side. Problem, doesnt seem to want to peck, lethargic. it has a loud cry. Things i have tried, wet food, rooster booster with vitamins, probiotics, electrolytes. switched from flock raiser to chick starter with vitamins and cocci meds. sugar in the water as well. today i gave it yogurt with some of the R.B. sprinkled on it then some with the feed mixed in. I did see it swallow 3 times. I have to tip its head to get the water in it. It is so very tiny I dont believe i could tube feed it. Any suggestions would be helpful please.
     
  2. sumi

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    Dribble some water with a a supplement added over it's beak, just watch out for it's nostrils. Or keep dipping it's beak in the water. It doesn't sound very promising, I'm sorry, but keep trying and [​IMG]
     
  3. granny hatchet

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    Sumi, I started to pm you last night but i know you are busy so i didnt , how odd.. [​IMG] Pretty sure he is on his way out this morning. gasping , found on his side. I have wrapped him in a sock for his journey.
     
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    and just like that, he is gone.
     
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    I'm so sorry! [​IMG]
     
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