sick baby chick :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by xc_emily, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. xc_emily

    xc_emily Hatching

    Jun 18, 2008
    i just got 6 chicks a day ago. they are living in a room in my house with a bright lamp on them 24/7 and food and water. One of the chicks seems to be contantly sleepy, loss of appitite, and the other chicks dont want to be around it. do you know what could be wrong?
  2. Red Tie

    Red Tie Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Metamora, MI
    Have you seen it drink or eat since you got him? Have you tried to offer him water from the tip of your finger? He may have gotten chilled or stressed more than the others during the shipping and need some tlc. Some folks put a little sugar in the water they are offering the listless chick. Don't use it for more than a day though, it can cause runny poos and a pasty butt.

    If you search the posts on this forum, I am sure you can locate some further advice for the little guy. Good luck with him.

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