Very odd situation with 1 week old chick...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TerryH, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's the same this morning. Thank you @aart for the Q tip idea. She drank a good amount of the NutriDrench from the Q tip. Was not able to eat. There was a little bit still in her crop but not much. Cheryl will give her more to drink and try to get her to eat before she leaves. I had a 6:00 am meeting. Thanks again everyone. We are determined to see this baby well!!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hang in there........chickens are fun, except when they're not....you'll get thru this.
     
  3. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all your help and encouragement. Cheryl texted me that #7 as we affectionately call her did drink a good amount again from the soaked Q tip and ate some of the crumble moistened with NutriDrench at a second sitting this morning. Why #7??? We have 7 black chicks. We find ourselves counting them as they come out of the MHP and praying for #7 to come out so she's gonna be #7 from now on. She's a sleep under the MHP now. We are remaining hopeful. I so wish that we could be there during the day to give her more to drink and/or eat but there is just no way today. We'll be rushing home ASAP as soon as I can get out of work.
     
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  4. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwww hope she gets better! I wish you could have a chick cam for when you and Cheryl are at work!!
     
  5. aart

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  6. mobius

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    Two-edged sword there, I would be watching the chick cam all day....
     
  7. Finnie

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    Terry, so sorry to hear you are having problems with the chickie. It will get fun again.
     
  8. TerryH

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    Agree on all points. I started with a meeting for church at 6:00 this morning. Chamber of Commerce stuff for my work until 11:30 and then a management lunch meeting until 1:30. I could not imagine seeing something terrible and not being able to leave. Better off to not know and just find out when I get home.
     
  9. TerryH

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    Thanks Finnie. I hope so. This has taken the wind out of our sails.
     
  10. aart

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    Romance meets Reality.
    Honeymoon's over, but still good times to come.
     
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