something is wrong with one of my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tara7815, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure of it now
    not a lot of movement
    lies on its side
    but every once in a while I peak in there and they are all moving about and I couldnt' spot which one it was I was worried about 5 minutes ago - but just now I looked back again and she is just sitting there - I took her out to take a closer look and she seems to not really be wanting to stand on her legs.
    Do I just watch closely?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    How old is your chick?
    Is it eating, drinking?
    How long has this been going on?

    Can you give a bit more info please? It would be very helpful to look at the sticky at the top of the Emergencies section and provide that info.

    The more info the more help the folks here can be.[​IMG]
     
  3. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the sticky reminder - I'm off to check it
    We just picked them up tonight.
    They hatched Tuesday and were shipped to a county fair in our area and given to us from the fair.
    they are rhode island reds
    I decided to give her her own space for a few and put her in with her own water, food and feather duster of sorts to snuggle.. mostly because I wanted ot really be able to monitor her to see if she was eating and drinking
    she just drank some and walked slowly over to the water dish on her own
    and now she is lying down and eating the feed that I sprinkled around and in front of her.
    So she's eating and drinking but doesn't seem to want to put much effort into either..

    Thanks again for the sticky reminder. I am like a new mother huh? [​IMG]
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Don't feel bad, I carried one around for literally 2 days when it was sick-you just want to make them feel better.

    You're a good chicken mamma.[​IMG]
     

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