In the Brooder
- Apr 18, 2013
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?