Ugh PLEASE HELP.. found a poor cold baby in the coop..

hd_darcy

Songster
10 Years
Apr 28, 2010
405
5
164
Wisconsin
I feel so terrible for not checking on my babies more today. I checked on them this morning and then didn't get out there until 5:00 tonight. There was one that was stuck inbetween the door, and the jam about half-dead and COLD as ever (she's less than a week old). I brought her in, and have put her in my brooder (separating it from my other chick). Is there anything else I can do for him/her. He's laying there very lifeless still
But still breathing and has tried to stand a couple of times.

Thank you!
 

Fritatta

Chirping
8 Years
May 16, 2011
219
1
79
Woodstock, GA
you maybe should give her some dropper-fulls of water. With electrolytes if you can.

she is probalby quite dehydrated.

Other than that, keeping her warm and quiet sounds like a good plan. poor baby!
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
15
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
You can also give her Polyvisol without iron (liquid vitamin drops for infants you can get at the pharmacy). The electrolytes, vitamins, and rest should do the trick.
 

hd_darcy

Songster
10 Years
Apr 28, 2010
405
5
164
Wisconsin
I'm thrilled to report that the baby came to life 100%!!
It took awhile though... I brought her in at 5:30, and maybe about 8:30 she was up and acting normal, and then the chirping began NON-STOP. So, I just took her back out to mom at 9:30. But I first tried to mark her w/ a sharpie so she doesn't get lost w/ her siblings. She's one of ten.

Thanks for the help!!
 

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