Worried about one of my newly hatched chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cweaver1, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. cweaver1

    cweaver1 New Egg

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    HELP! he doesnt have many feathers and he wont fluff instead its hard and his eyes get stuck. ive been giving him baths and it helps but he also wont walk. he peeps like hes nice and healthy but doesnt seem to be doing good
     
  2. JoeyOsborne

    JoeyOsborne Out Of The Brooder

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    did you turn the eggs regularly whilst incubating? this seems like some sort of deformity unless the chick is fully healthy?
     
  3. cweaver1

    cweaver1 New Egg

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    as far i as i know they were turned regularly i wasnt around the full time two more hatched and they are healthy. i was thinking about the deformity theory.. if that is the case will it end up dying?
     
  4. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And did he hatch late or anything?
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. cweaver1

    cweaver1 New Egg

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    yes he hatched on time and seems okay besides his feathers and not walking , shouldi make a special box for him or keep him in the incubator
     
  7. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he needs to go somewhere warm and dry. Sorry I don't have to much advice I haven't experienced anything like this. I will continue to think about it though. Are his eyes open?
     
  8. cweaver1

    cweaver1 New Egg

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    yes they open after i rinse them a bit i try to stay away from his head when i bath him
     
  9. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he drinking any water? If you take a little bit of sugar(teaspoon or less) and a pinch of salt and mix it in his water, it acts as a great energy supplement and electrolytes.
     
  10. cweaver1

    cweaver1 New Egg

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    okay ill try that right now, thank you
     

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