sleepy chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenboy, May 9, 2008.

  1. chickenboy

    chickenboy In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2007
    I just got my 13 chicks today. All of them seem fine except for this one golden sebright. It just seemed to sleep most of the day. I've seen it drink water a couple of times, but I haven't seen it eat any food yet. Just wondering what I can do to help it or what's wrong with it.
    Last edited: May 9, 2008
  2. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    It'll probably perk up, some take longer than others. You might put a little sugar in their water for a day or so for the energy boost. Don't force feed it, chickens don't have a swallow reflex and you'll choke it. If it's no better the next day you might want to separate it from the others, if it gets weaker the others won't let it eat, and if it's sick you don't want the others getting it. But a touch of sugar usually does the trick.

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