sick 2 day old bantam chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by claraserena, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. claraserena

    claraserena Songster

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    today got 8 Milles Fleur bantam chicks from My Pet Chicken. All seemed healthy, drank lots of water and ate. Tonight one seems ill. eyes closed, weak. She is in my hand now. I have 4 broody hens (not bantams but we have had hens hatch out and raise ducks and bantams) in the barn. Should I put this chick under a hen or put her back in the brooder tonight? Any ideas, please.
     
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I'd probably keep her in the brooder, close, but separated from the others. Do you have any nutridrench? Or vitamins you can give her? Probably just shipping stress. Hope she perks up for you.
     
  3. Kyanite

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    I would not give the chick to the broody. I would try to give the chick some nutridrench and separate it from the others.
     
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  4. lexi nichols

    lexi nichols In the Brooder

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    probably not the best idea to put it under the hen but you will want to isolate the sick chick just in case also clean everything (food dish, waterier, ext.)
     
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  5. PrancingGoat

    PrancingGoat In the Brooder

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    Poultry Nutri Drench if you can get it. Make sure to check she doesn't have pasty butt.
     
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  6. lexi nichols

    lexi nichols In the Brooder

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    also giving it cooked egg yolk helped mine.
     

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