URGENT: Sick 3 day old baby

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Robin L, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Robin L

    Robin L Songster

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    Two days ago I recieved 10 babies, 1 was getting pushed and walked on and I know to take it out. All she wants to do is stay warm, I cant get her to eat or drink. I am keeping her in the house not the coop. She is pooping and looks normal. Anyone got advise? Thank you in advance for any help.
    I have 9 adult chickens that Ive had for a year but never had babies before.
     
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  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive 10 Years

    What you might need to do is separate her with a nice/calm chick so she has a better chance. Also is she showing any signs of illness?
     
  3. Keep her under a light in the house for warmth. Polyvisol drops (get at the drugstore...1 drop 3 times a day) and some Avian 2000 electrolytes in her water. You may have to drop the water on the side of her beak to get her going. Offer regular starter and also a finely chopped boiled egg.
     
  4. Robin L

    Robin L Songster

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    Thanks for all your help but we lost baby Peeps.
     
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive 10 Years

    Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     

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