21 day old Catablu hasn't opened his eyes yet.
by Amber Pickle
(Waco, Georgia, USA)
Hi, we pulled Jake approximately 8 to 10 hours after hatching. His parents are first time parents and hadn't fed three previous chicks, they passed after 3 days of hatching. We couldn't stand by and let it happen again, so we pulled him and took over.
His crop became toxic on day 8, he had an anal plug. We cleared it and put him on Kaytee Exact formula after flushing him. He is growing fine, getting more fuzz, his tail has started to pin.
Our concern is his skin seems to be thin, and his eyes are not open yet. He is very strong, he stands on his own and walks around looking for me at feeding time if I don't hold him quick enough. His droppings look fine and his crop is emptied every 4 to 5 hours.
Should we be concerned? Is there anything we can give him to bolster his growth process if necessary? I also give him a little infant applesauce mixed in his food 2 to 3 feedings a day.
Thanks so much in advance,