Sick newborn chick help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LaynaDon95, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend's hen has hatched out 6 chicks so far. #5 died yesterday and #6 is acting the same as #5.

    This was her message to me.
    there was another chick with Puffy this morning. Still wet. This one looks like the other that we lost. In your research, did you come across anything like this? I'm gonna try the sugar water and hope for better results, but I'm not optimistic. Just like the other, this one is weak, doesn't "sit" and hop around like a healthy chick (it just kinda sprawls), has its eyes closed most of the time.


    I'm at a loss here. Do any of you know what could be wrong with him? The other 1 dies within 24 hours of hatching, I think, so speedy responses would be much appreciated.
     
  2. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She just messaged me back and told me his feet in fact, are a little crooked, which she didn't notice at first. Hopefully that's all that's keeping him down. She's gonna tape his feet and keep giving him sugar water and see if he pulls through.
     

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