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post #11 of 19
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I would definitely keep giving the electrolytes.

Thank you! Do you know at what intervals? Should it be once every few hours or three times a day?

 

Good news!! She stands and straight too! It is not her legs!! :celebrate

 

 

 

 

I wasn't able to get a good picture of her standing because she falls down after a few seconds but she stands nonetheless! In the last picture you can see how her wing is drooping.. any guesses to what that could possibly mean? Could it be that she is just sore?

 

Well I took some of the fermented feed that I've been feeding all my girls since they were a week old and blended it with some water/Save-A-Chic. I didn't use applesauce because I already added some wild honey to the Save-A-Chic water mixture.

 

I used a medicine syringe to feed her and thankfully, she ate about 4-5 cc's maybe a bit more.

 

I don't want to jinx myself... but, I think she's going to make!!


Edited by Exotica - 9/29/15 at 2:58pm

Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
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Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Exotica View Post
 

Thank you! Do you know at what intervals? Should it be once every few hours or three times a day?

 

Good news!! She stands and straight too! It is not her legs!! :celebrate

 

 

 

 

I wasn't able to get a good picture of her standing because she falls down after a few seconds but she stands nonetheless! In the last picture you can see how her wing is drooping.. any guesses to what that could possibly mean? Could it be that she is just sore?

 

Well I took some of the fermented feed that I've been feeding all my girls since they were a week old and blended it with some water/Save-A-Chic. I didn't use applesauce because I already added some wild honey to the Save-A-Chic water mixture.

 

I used a medicine syringe to feed her and thankfully, she ate about 4-5 cc's maybe a bit more.

 

I don't want to jinx myself... but, I think she's going to make!!

Look at the underside of her drooping wing, the skin over the wing bones on the underside is very thin, so you'll be able to tell if her wings broken.

post #13 of 19
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HELP.. I just fed her form the syringe now she's making like a chirping motion but no sound is coming out.. I can't find anything on google.. IS SHE CHOKING?

Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
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Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
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post #14 of 19
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She's dead..... She choked to death.... My inexperience killed her.. I'll never forgive myself.. Just this morning I fed her this way and she ate everything up and was fine.. For the first few minutes she ate everything! I had a feeling she was choking but I wasn't sure.. now I know how terrible it looks like.. She was doing so well too.. I'm a horrible person.

Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
Reply

Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
Reply
post #15 of 19
I'm so sorry about your little chick. You are in no way a horrible person. You did everything you could to bring her back to health and her choking was nothing more than an accident.

I would take this all as a learning experience for next time.
post #16 of 19

Sorry to hear about your little one. You are not horrible. You tried to do everything you could to help her, it was just an accident.

post #17 of 19

So sorry to hear that.  :hit  You aren't a horrible person, you did the best you could.  Syringe feeding a small chick isn't easy.

post #18 of 19
Sorry, it is a hard learning experience, don't get too discouraged, I have made plenty of mistakes that didn't end well either, you did your best, sorry.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #19 of 19
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My eyes are swollen and I feel immensely guilty but I have indeed taken this as a learning experience..

I just can't help thinking that if I hadn't fed her, she'd still be alive right now..

But she was so tiny I thought that not eating from 3PM-8AM would've been too much for her ):

 

I buried her with the other four.. as a flock so they can all go together to Rainbow Bridge :hit

 

Thank you everybody for your responses.. it warms my heart to know that you guys are there<3

 

:hugs

Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
Reply

Proud mama to:

Greenfire Farms: 3 Orust's, 2 Svart Hona's, a Lyonnaise, 2 Lemon East Frisian Gulls, 2 White Pavlovskaya's, 2 Marsh Daisies, a Bielefelder, 4 Swedish Flower Hens, 2 Cream Legbars

Secret Hills Ranch: 2 Cream Legbars, a Splash Isbar, a Lavender French Marans, a Blue Copper Marans

 
 
and many common feed store babes! I'm overrun with chickies!
Reply
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