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What is wrong with my new lil chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by feliciamckee, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a few new chicks this week. My husband got chick happy and bought some at spur of moment because they were cute! I didn't even have a chance to look at them good until we got home. I am not sure of their age...my guess would be about 6-8 weeks??? These are my first chicks! Here are my concerns...

    1. A couple of them are sneezing.
    2. My daughter said one of the lil roos "puked" a little on her this morning.
    3. My main concern is for one lil chick that has absolutely NO feathers on her underside...not even any downy feathers. She also has a runny eye that stays half closed a lot of the time.

    They seem very healthy otherwise and they get plenty of clean grass and fresh air. I am feeding them medicated chick starter and have been putting Duramicin 10 in their water. For the lil one's eye, I have been putting antibiotic ointment in both of her eyes with a q tip.

    Is what I am doing the right thing? Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  2. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    what kind of bedding are you using. Cedar is very bad for them. Chicks sneeze sometimes, sometimes they have to get used to being in a new place. Not sure what to do about the eye, but you should post under ailments for that one.

    Good Luck
     
  3. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No cedar. My husband built them a quarantine coop with no bottom that we move around the yard so they always have fresh clean grass. Thanks.
     
  4. Redneckmom

    Redneckmom New Egg

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    When I got some day old chicks that were not doing so good I put Aloe in the water. This worked for me and gave them all a little help. Good luck![​IMG]
     
  5. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloe is good for everything. I will try it, thanks.
     

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