What to do??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ricks Chicks, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    I have 8 chicks 6 weeks old, moved them out to the coop in there own cage with a heat light @ 5 weeks. all seemed well. took the lamp out last night, one seemed to be very week today. only the one. I went out this morning and she was laying in the corner away from the rest. I picked her up she was very dosile I put her next to the water , she drank some but still is all hunched over and week looking. I put the lamp back on and opened the cage so if they wanted to join the rest of the flock they could, but she is still not good. what do I do now?
     
  2. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Songster

    give her some electrolyte water or mix corn syrup with water,
    electrolyte powder, 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon water
    or 1 teaspoon corn syrup to a cup of water

    hope every thing goes good
     
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
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    Hope your chick will be alright!
     
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Molasses works well, too. I had one do the same thing-she earned an evening inside watching t.v. on a towel in my lap. Next day (+ mollasses water and some hard boiled egg treats) she was right as rain.

    Made me feel a lot better, too![​IMG]
     
  5. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    thank you so much. she is back to herself and all is well.

    keeping them all away from the rest of the flock though. Rooster is very mean to them going to wait untill they are a bit bigger.
     
  6. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Glad she's back on her cute little feet!
     
  7. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    I lost one last night to a dog and it lifts my heart to know that your little one is O.K.
     
  8. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I am so glad your chick is OK, that is good news! [​IMG]
    But I am so very sorry about your chick Purpletree23, that is horrible!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Did you figure out what was wrong with her? I thought if I got them through the first two weeks it would be smooth sailing, so want to be prepared for what else might go wrong...
     
  10. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Songster

    Ricks Chicks Glad to hear she ok.

    PT-23 sorry to hear about your chick,
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2009

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