shrinked wrapped chick not doing well

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kec5105, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. kec5105

    kec5105 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 11, 2011
    Mt. Bethel, PA
    I had 2 chicks hatch early tuesday morning. They are Barred rock roo over a production red hen. A yellow one came out just fine and all by himself but a black one got shrink wrapped so Ihad to help him. He got out of the shell eventually but is gross and full of hard gunk that wont come off. Now he is 2 days old and still gross and not walking right, he can not stand up normally. His toes dont seem to move and he walks on his "knees". I havent seen him eat, drink or poop (his sister is eatting and pooping like normal), and he will not stop peeping. He is driving me crazy and kept me awake all last night. What can I do to get him to eat? Will he ever walk normally? When do I give up on him ?
     
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Eesh.. thats always hard.
    Ive never had one like this make it. All you can really do is try to keep it comfortable till it passes.

    Have you tried dipping its beak into some water?
     
  3. kec5105

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    Yea I've tried dipping his beak and he has his sibling to learn from...I'm pretty sure he is peeping so loud and constant because he is starving...
     

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