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two day old chick not as active as the other chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Apples, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apples

    Apples Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't seem as interested in walking around/eating/drinking as the rest. Is there some sort of home made supplement I can give her? TIA!
     
  2. GrandmaChickie

    GrandmaChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she seem sleepy/lethargic? Or just kind of taking it easy?
     
  3. Apples

    Apples Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is definitely sleepy and lethargic. Now she is lying down, sorta sprawled out. I have dipped her beak tip in the water and she makes a very small effort to drink, not much!! I have her under the brooder light, and just don't know what else to do for her.
     
  4. GrandmaChickie

    GrandmaChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry! Was going to follow up sooner on your post, but... Anyway, is your chick still alive? If so, try some sugar water in an eye-dropper. If this seems to give her some energy, add some finely-ground up feed to the sugar-water. If you can, give this to her every 20-30 minutes until she starts eating/drinking on her own. They make elyctrolyte (sp?) mixes for chicks, and these are probably better than the sugar water, but you said you wanted a "home-remedy." Hope this works!
     
  5. Apples

    Apples Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She did pass away very soon after I posted. We had just brought her home, so I figured I did not even have time to go get the store stuff. I did try the sugar water as much as she would take. It happened so fast :(
     

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