Silly chick questions

lfoose

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12 Years
Oct 1, 2007
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I picked up my (first time ever)
chicks from Meyer today. Only 4 of them. One of them, my Americauna doesn't seem as spunky as the other 3. Her eyes are closed more than the others and she sits more also. Is this something to be concerned about?

Also-when they sleep, they look well, dead. Is that normal too?

The temp right now is at 92 degrees.

thanks...
 

Josie

Songster
12 Years
Jan 3, 2008
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Young chicks are freaky when they sleep. I have woken up quite a few "dead" chicks!
I am not sure about your ameraucana, you might have to just wait and see. I had one that I had written off as a gonner because while she was able, she wouldn't stand. After a few days though she recovered and gained back some wait.
Just try to see if your girl is eating and pooping.
 

peepkeeper

Songster
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
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upstate New York
yeah, baby chicks just collapse completely when they're sleeping. Scare the heck out of you. You might put a little sugar in their water for a few days to perk up the weaker one.
 

lfoose

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12 Years
Oct 1, 2007
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Thank you both for your replies. It eased my fears to know that they just do that.


Today the Amer. is doing much better. My Barred Rock seems to like to jump and my bantie has a strong desire to cuddle with you...and crawl up your sleeve to sleep.
 

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