wildflower Posted June 12, 2009 Share Posted June 12, 2009 I am hoping that you ladies (and gentlemen?) will be able to help me out here. I am beside myself, I have idea what I am doing! We bought our chicks from mypetchicken.com- mistake. They were easy to get on the phone to sell us the birds, but now, I cannot get ANYONE on the phone for 2 days to help & we have already lost one bird and I am afraid we may loose at least one more, if not all of them the way we are going. I remember from one of the books I read before we even ordered the chicks that sometimes dried droppings will crust up on their little behinds and can cake over. That I should be using a wet cloth & cleaning them off and that we could dip their little behinds in water and peel off the dried fecal matter. We tried that yesterday, could not get the droppings off, although DH thought that the one we lost was able to go, the poor thing looked like it was constipated & I am sure DH was wrong. I am heartbroken that I could not help that little bird, and now am afraid that a second one will go that path. I waited on hold yesterday for a cumulative 4 hours and 15 minutes before I got someone who ended up being not helpful at all. She told me to give the bird some sugar water by dropper, which I did & almost chocked the thing, we turned it upside down and it did start to come back, the woman on the phone was laughing at this! She did not help me resolve the droppings issue & offered to call me back in the AM, which she has not done yet. I have tried to call, left messages, no call back yet. What do I do with these birds? DO all people who buy baby chicks spend their days cleaning dried feces off their behinds? Help, please, if we loose anymore DD1 is sure to notice that there are less and less each day. Robyn Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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