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Tiny chick, two weeks old, listless and sleeping alot.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by darcy, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. darcy

    darcy New Egg

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    I have 14 chicks that are 2 weeks old, all are doing well and getting big except for one. She is still very small almost the same size as 1 day old, but is feathing out just like the others. She was doing fairly well until today. She is weak and not eating. I have helped her to drink and am working on helping her eat. We love her so, does anyone have any ideas as how to help her live?
    Thanks, darcy
     
  2. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im no expert here, but maybe add alittle V&E in thier water. Are they on medicated chick start? If not, possibly could cause problems there. Umm...Oh, how about some hard boiled egg yolk crumbles? Of course them being so young, maybe they should have that. Hopefully someone else can chime in and help. Thats about all I can think of.

    Good luck to you and your little peepers!
    Shannon
     
  3. darcy

    darcy New Egg

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    Thanks Shannon, I just dont know what to do with her, the others are large and she is so small. I am giving her a little gatorade every 10 to 15 min, but it does not look good for her. What is V&E, vitamin and electrolites?
     
  4. darcy

    darcy New Egg

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    Yes. They are on medicated chick start.
     
  5. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ya, V&E is Vitamins and Electrolites. Its cheap at a feed store. YOu can also add some of the poly vit (infant vitamin drops) in the water too.

    How is your baby tonight?

    Shannon
     
  6. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    personally i think it may be small because maybe it's a bantam. hope everything turns out well.
     
  7. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, the bantam chick is a very good though. How is your baby, everything ok?

    Keep us posted.
    Shannon
     

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