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Two babies need some help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by horseyjess, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Songster

    Sep 2, 2009
    SW Florida
    Ok I recieved my order of chicks today. It seems like I have a problem with 2 of them. One is real lethargic, it doesnt want to walk around or eat. I got it to drink some water and got a little yogurt in its mouth. In the water I have put some sugar. It is still lethargic and it will stand and lay and then get trampled on [​IMG]:(. What can I do for it? Then there is a picture of three chicks with feathered feet and as you can see one has a hard time standing. It is eating and drinking but is wobbily and cant really stand on the washer and the others are fine. What can I do to fix or help it. I think it is ADORABLE and dont want to cull it but if there is no choice [​IMG][​IMG]


  2. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Could have gotten too cold. Or too dry/hungry. I would probably put it in a brooder by itself, make sure it is kept warm (but not too hot) and keep giving it the sugar water yogurt mix every couple hours or so. May not be anything more wrong with it than it got cold. Sometimes takes a while for them to get over it.

    Or maybe section off your brooder so it doesn't get trampled. Make sure it has food/water of it's own.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2009
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    make sure chicks have right temp and then put electrolytes in their water... probably dehydrated.

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