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Newly hatched chick abandoned by mother
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adele    Posted 05-29-2004 at 17:40:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not sure what to do for this chick. Does not look like it can stand up.


KellyGa    Posted 05-29-2004 at 17:46:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had one that couldn't stand up either, and she kept flipping upside down and couldn't right herself. She was in a brooder, I made myself homemade, go to the photo gallery and type in KellyGa, and on one of those pages of pictures of mine, there is a pic of the brooder. For one chick of course it could be a lot smaller. Keep her warm, watered and fed. Keep the food and water so she can reach it, and make sure you have the proper waterer for her, it has to be one of those that they can't drown in.

I don't know if you want to go to all that trouble, but...mine made it. It took about a week and a half, but she got stronger and one day, she was okay! If I can help in any way, email me, be glad to tellyou how the brooder is set up, its cheap and easy to make. :)


JB    Posted 05-29-2004 at 17:44:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd say the poor little biddy has problems that was spotted by mama hen. If it was me, I'd probably put it in a safe place, make it as comfortable as you can, and let nature take its course.


I agree....    Posted 05-29-2004 at 17:57:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
...when Sugar had her puppies, there were two that she kept turning her back to. She wouldn't feed them or clean them. I kept moving them in front of her and she kept moving away. I finally realized that she knew more than I did and as much as I hated it, I allowed her to let them die.
They didn't make it through the night.

Cindi


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