What's wrong with my chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenlover334, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Chickenlover334

    Chickenlover334 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick falls asleep really fast and she sleeps mostly in a corner and all day,what's wrong with her.is she sick.is this something all baby's do.im really worried this is my first chick and I don't want her to go.there is so many questions.

    If I hold her she sleeps in my hand and if she is sleeping on my leg she stays balled up in between my arm and side.when she sleeps her beak moves by Itself,she isn't chirping as much and she has other chicks living with her,could this be them.if you need to know this she is a black puller.

    Luckily she can keep her balance but is very still and is careless of how I move her what do I do please help me and my poor chicken.she also sleeps in the water bowl and I haven't seen her eat or sleep but the main question is,is my little baby sick,or is she dying.

    Will she be perfectly fine or am I over reacting because she is my first chick.pleaseeeeee help.:(:(:(:(
     
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  2. MilleFluersRus

    MilleFluersRus New Egg

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    Ok so there are a few things here
    A) is It your only chick? It may be depressed. Chickens are flock animals after all.
    B) it may be dehydrated. Try electrolytes In the water.
    C) it may be too hot. Is it napping directly under the light or in the corner away from the light? If it is away you may try raising the light higher up so it isn't so hot. And then go to B. Because over heating can cause dehydration
    D) if you try these things and it still isn't better it may be sick but don't assume that first
     
  3. Chickenlover334

    Chickenlover334 Out Of The Brooder

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    It isn't my only chick there are 2 more with it.they live in a box so there is no light but once they move outside they will have a light(they're to young to live outside there are cats and big dogs outside at my house).they use their water bowl as a toilet.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Your chick is not warm enough. Chicks are not able to generate enough body heat, or able to regulate their heat. It's necessary for them to have heat from an external source or they will eventually die. Your chicks are in the process of dying, if they are not actively moving around. Please go to the learning center and read all of the information about raising chicks. It's necessary to understand the needs of an animal before bringing it into your home. If I've misinterpreted, and they do have a heat source, please clarify.
     
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  5. Chickenlover334

    Chickenlover334 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens huddling up is a heat sorce and I have a little blanket for them.

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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    What are you giving them for a heat source?
     
  7. Chickenlover334

    Chickenlover334 Out Of The Brooder

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    I said that already they huddle up and I have a warm little blanket for them
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    That is not a heat source. They need a heat source that is around 90 degrees. They can not generate enough body heat of their own, even if they are cuddled up together. They are huddled in the corner because they are cold. This is not the way chicks who are being kept warm enough act. And, yes, I am telling you that they are going to die if you don't give them the heat that they need.
     
  9. flytie

    flytie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anywhere you look will tell you that chicks need a heat source. @lazy gardener is not lying when they said that your chicks have a really real possibility of dying without proper care. They are too young to provide enough heat for themselves and everything you have said points to them needing warmth. We are not trying to be mean, but this really could be considered mistreatment as it is the owner's responsibility to read up on whatever animal they are getting before they creatures are brought into their home. Please get your chicks warmth: if they were with a momma hen the mother would keep them warm enough.

    The community here is really quite nice, but we need to be upfront at times for the wellbeing of animals
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  10. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone here is trying to help you and answer your questions! The answer is plain and simple. You need a heat source. Wether that is a heating pad or a heating plate or a heating lamp, they must have one, or they will most likely die. I am not saying they WILL die, but there is a high probability of them dying or getting sick. We do not want that to happen to them, and that is why we are warning you.

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