Slow/Lefargic chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BearFamilyAcres, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. BearFamilyAcres

    BearFamilyAcres Just Hatched

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    Bear Family Acres recently purchased our first flock of 15 mixed breed chickens. That quickly increased to 19 after we decided to attend the local co-op "chick day". No problems at all with mixing them that new. They are now 2 weeks old. Noticed about a week in that one was a "lil" slow. So I named her "Flash"! So Freaking Cute, she is. Can't help but want to help her(goofy bird). Not sure what exactly is going on. Doesn't seem to be picked on, but haven't seen her at the food line. Just walks around it? Drinks a bit. Sometimes separated from the rest. Like I said, just a lil slow. Been hand feeding her some extra sugar water(she's still a fast lil *******). Seems to be helping. Brooder temp is fine and no drafts. Good, organic food from mypetchicken.com and really tasty mountain water changed twice daily(messy ********!).
    New to all this! Has anyone out there experienced similar happenings?
    Glad to here and only 18 weeks till eggs!
    -a.h.
     
  2. autumnbee17

    autumnbee17 Just Hatched

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    Does she seem to be tired? Or wanting to sleep?
     
  3. BearFamilyAcres

    BearFamilyAcres Just Hatched

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    Thanks so much for your concern. She did want to sleep standing up or sitting down. Flash has passed. Died in mama bears hand this evening. Had seemingly been getting better with dropper feeding her 3x day with some sugar water with electrolytes in it. Got home from work this evening and she had really gone down hill. Laying there and getting trampled. My wife picked her up and she stopped breathing. Word to the wise, or not so wise, don't get to attached to your young chicks. Was really pulling for her! The 4 year old took it better than I did. This is one of the reasons we started with 19.
     
  4. autumnbee17

    autumnbee17 Just Hatched

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    I'm really sorry about loss. I had that same thing happen to one of my baby chicks and it is always heartbreaking to see them like that. Hope your other chicks are doing okay too.
     

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