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Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by DansChickens, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. DansChickens

    DansChickens Member

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    Ok today my chicks came in early this morning and I come home and one of sevrights were dead and the other is really weakthey run up to the light and close there eyes what is wrong ?
     
  2. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Try some sugar water and see if they rally. Dehydration hypoglycemia stress.
     

  3. DansChickens

    DansChickens Member

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    I have the save a chick in it right now that's what the woman told me to have
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Cool. The light is warm so seeking warmth. Shock, stress. Is anything helping?
     
  5. WeeLittleChicken

    WeeLittleChicken Active Member

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    The local feed stores here sell electrolyte powders you mix in water for stressed out, sick, and or shipped chicks. Never used it myself but I have used electrolytes on sick cats before. It gives them an extra boost.
     
  6. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Pedialite will work too. Sometimes it's just more accessible. FYI
     
  7. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    Hard boiled egg yolk. If you have fresh eggs on hand, raw egg yolk. That is what the peep consumed right before hatching, so that is the food Mother Nature designed it for this early in life.

    I feed hard boiled egg yolk for the first meal for all my new peeps. If you have organic yogurt you can mash a little in with the egg yolk.