Sick Peep 2 days old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CONTONHOOTCH, Jul 22, 2010.


    CONTONHOOTCH In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2009
    I have newly hatched from incubator 20 peeps various mixed breeds. one of them, the smallest is not sitting or standing up and won't eat or drink and when it is awake it constantly chirps. I have separated it from the other peeps in a very large shoe box with it's own water, medicated peep food and baby grit. I am so baffled that I do not know what to do. Can anyone help me?[​IMG]
  2. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Has it had anything to eat or drink since it hatched? I assume you have tried dipping its beak in the water to teach it how, right?

    Maybe try giving your little chick some hard-boiled egg yolk and see if it will eat that. Sorry, I don't have much experience with this but it seems like some chicks just don't thrive while others do. Hope your little one pulls through!

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