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Weak Chicks...Speckled sussex*2 died*Update on Survivor

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Big Red's Mom, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up my 12 chicks from the local co-op. [​IMG] They order from Ideal. I got 3 Black Aust. 3 silver laced wynd. 3 EEs 3 speckled sussex.
    The speckled sussex are small and are not sure on their feet. One is very weak. It will drink and kinda eats. I have them in with the rest for warmth. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to help them get better? I really do not want to lose them. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  2. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sugar water or vitamin water is and idea. Make sure they are warm. I would separate them from the group if you can. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm...WHERE ARE THE PICTURES??? [​IMG]
     
  4. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been to busy trying to watch them..I guess I do need to take some pictures....[​IMG]
    I will do that now....
     
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Please post pics - I have perfectly fine and cute peeps of my own I could be watching (and do, often!), but I want to see yours!! Seriously, good luck getting the little ones healthy - I second the idea of separating the weaker ones. The others don't seem to realize how rude it is to step all over everyone else...
     
  6. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I have gotten some pictures.....The three sussex are doing better. Eating and drinking and moving around better now... Still not as good as the others but better.

    Easter Eggers

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    White Rocks
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    Sussex are the two standing together.
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    Black Aust. Silver Laced Wynd. EEs and Sussex
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    I am glad I talked the lady at the co op into letting me take her home...Maybe she will make it with alittle TLC.
     
  7. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this morning the weak chicks took a turn for the worse...They had been doing better....Late this afternoon I found one dead and the other laying face down. I held her for about an hour before she passed. I had gotten three speckled sussex and I have one left...It looks great...Small but great....Maybe she will make it....I sure hope so.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
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    I'm so sorry for your loss - poor little things. I hope all the others continue to thrive and grow.
     
  9. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry about your little sussex's [​IMG]
    I have one little sussex that is 4 days behind the other chicks, and she seems so small, but she is a little trooper--has to keep up with the others! I love her already. Please keep us posted on your last little one.
     
  10. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww. So sorry to hear about your chickies.


    Great pictures! How did you take them?
     

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