Sickly baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DreamStone, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. DreamStone

    DreamStone Out Of The Brooder

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    Picked up my girls from the hatchery today. All are doing great but my buckeye. She doesn't have here eyes open all the way, panting, staying right under the heat lamp (the others are happily playing around the lamp) we have been dipping her beak in electrolyte water but she seems very unstable. No pasty butt. Going to separate her so she doesnt get trampled (still going to keep her under the lamp though)

    Any suggestions? Just hatched this morning.
     
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  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she just hatched this morning, she is still absorbing yolk sac, not ready to eat/drink just yet. The other chicks probably hatched yesterday, roughly. Good that electrolytes are on hand just incase she needs a little help. [​IMG]
     
  3. DreamStone

    DreamStone Out Of The Brooder

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    We gave her some eyedropper electrolyte water tonight and she loved it. Opened her eyes a couple minutes but they are mostly closed. At least she's not stuck on her back if she falls anymore. She seems like she's got plenty of fight in her.
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'll probably be up and spritely tomorrow! [​IMG]
     
  5. DreamStone

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    She's doing better, going to check on her in a little bit (at work now). She opened her eyes again a little while this morning and nibbled some food. Much more steady on her feet today.
    Cautiously optimistic!
     
  6. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How wonderful! Hopefully today, she'll learn where the food and water is from the others. I bet she'll be like all the rest when you get home! (incase she isn't, dip her beak in water and food to be sure she gets the idea).
     

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