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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hd_darcy, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG] But still breathing and has tried to stand a couple of times.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  3. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thrilled to report that the baby came to life 100%!! [​IMG] 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!!
     
  5. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YaHoo!!!!! Congrats!!! Pictures?!?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  6. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o so nice!
     

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