Sick Chick?

kacorey

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
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DH and I picked up 20 straight run chicks from TSC lastnight. One of them is sick and if there is such a thing as a runt in the chick world, this is definitely it. Poor guy is super small compared to his chick friends. The other chicks just kind of run over him and when I picked him up lastnight he just kind of flopped over on his back and laid there legs outstretched eyes closed but still breathing. I set him back on his feet and later that night he was running around. Now when I went to check on them he was laying on his side, looked dead but was still breathing. The other chicks were running on top of him. I sat him up again, he walked around and remained upright. Is there anything I can do to help him? My first instinct is to separate him but the only other place I could put him is the duck brooder with my 2 ducks which are around the same age. On the other hand I don't want them sick too. The husband is gone, I've never raised chicks before (only ducks) and I know if I call him I'll just get the inevitable "can't save em all" lecture. Any advice?
 

ericmcginn5

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 2, 2013
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get him outof that cage as sone as possible it will help the poor guy it coulds be a smaller tipe of chick
 

kacorey

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
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Ok I put him with my ducks. If he is sick is there any sort of disease he can pass to them?
 

KarenFoster

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 3, 2013
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West Virginia, Roane County
Would it be harmful to feed a starter formulated for turkeys, quail ,pheasants and chukars to baby chickens? The man at the feed store said it would be ok, so that's what my husband brought home. I would like an experienced opinion however. Thanks
 

ericmcginn5

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 2, 2013
375
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91
i have not been doing chicks long eanof to anser that sorry if you are worried you can take it back and get a diffrent one if it was a guy at tractor supply they dont always no what they are talking about they just want your money
 

kacorey

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
22
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He's probably about 3 days old or so. Absolutely no feathers, all fluff. I moved him into the duck brooder to rest and brought the ducks out to the couch (one of my ducklings can be a pain so I didn't want it bugging the chick. He's sleeping now but at least he's upright.
 

ericmcginn5

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 2, 2013
375
3
91
thaqt is a very good thing do you have a plastic bin or somthing to keep the chick in for a while while he heals
 

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