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Week Old Chick Pooping Yellow Paste and Lethargic with a Big Eye

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Last night this little chick was getting picked on by the others in the brooder so I took her out. I noticed her before because she has one big bugged-out eye. She was running around like crazy in the flock but last night she was down. I tried to get her to drink and she did but then lay righ back down again. She does it slowly, like falling asleep on her feet. I did notice her poop was a yellowish or neon green color. She was pooping so I thought perhaps she was still clearing her system of whatever happened to her on the trip from Sand Hill.

 

I separated her into a little brooder box of her own and gave her water and food. She's picked at the food and drank but fell asleep right at the waterer. I took a few photos but they turned out yellow from the brooder light.

 

Did I mention that I'm a first timer?

 

Poop. Its dried but yellow. Not as yellow as it was before but chalky. Its not very similar to the other birds' poop.

Side of the little chick with the big eye.

can see the difference in her head size from one side to the other.

falling asleep at the waterer.

Her eye. I think the light is too strong for her in this little brooder. The temperature is fine I have a thermometer in there but the light might hurt the eye. Maybe I need to fashion a small patch for her. Anything I can do to help her, I'm willing to do.Thoughts?

 

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2 pregnant Katahdin ewes, 10 Muscovies, 1 Checkered Giant Rabbit, 4 American Chinchilla Rabbits, 2 Cane Corso maniacs, 6 Iowa blues, 6 Salmon Favorelle, 3 Black Dorkings, 2 Rose Comb Red Dorkings, 3 Chocolate Guineas, 2 Lavender Guineas, and a lovely Arkansas homestead smack dab in the middle of the best bunch of neighbors on earth. I am Truly Blessed.
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2 pregnant Katahdin ewes, 10 Muscovies, 1 Checkered Giant Rabbit, 4 American Chinchilla Rabbits, 2 Cane Corso maniacs, 6 Iowa blues, 6 Salmon Favorelle, 3 Black Dorkings, 2 Rose Comb Red Dorkings, 3 Chocolate Guineas, 2 Lavender Guineas, and a lovely Arkansas homestead smack dab in the middle of the best bunch of neighbors on earth. I am Truly Blessed.
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Sorry about your little chick! You're doing the right thing by isolating her, but I don't know if there's much else you can do. Did she hatch like that? Where did you get her? She looks too young to have any kind of illness or disease show up, which is why I think it's a genetic defect of some kind. I'd keep her isolated with a little mirror and stuffed animal to keep her from getting lonely, put Sav-a-chick in her water and just hope for the best. Sorry I'm not more help. Good luck!
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This is a Faverolles chick? The bug-eye phenomenon isn't common but does seem to be a genetic defect in Faverolles. Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do about it but watch and wait. Luckily it seems to be just one eye and not both. If the chick does survive it will likely be blind in that eye.

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This is a Faverolles chick? The bug-eye phenomenon isn't common but does seem to be a genetic defect in Faverolles. Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do about it but watch and wait. Luckily it seems to be just one eye and not both. If the chick does survive it will likely be blind in that eye.


This chick is from Sand Hill and yes Salmon Favorelle. I'm sorry to say that this little chick passed away this morning. She was struggling but couldn't hang on. I put her to rest.

 

Thank you for your help keesmom and Naliez.

2 pregnant Katahdin ewes, 10 Muscovies, 1 Checkered Giant Rabbit, 4 American Chinchilla Rabbits, 2 Cane Corso maniacs, 6 Iowa blues, 6 Salmon Favorelle, 3 Black Dorkings, 2 Rose Comb Red Dorkings, 3 Chocolate Guineas, 2 Lavender Guineas, and a lovely Arkansas homestead smack dab in the middle of the best bunch of neighbors on earth. I am Truly Blessed.
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2 pregnant Katahdin ewes, 10 Muscovies, 1 Checkered Giant Rabbit, 4 American Chinchilla Rabbits, 2 Cane Corso maniacs, 6 Iowa blues, 6 Salmon Favorelle, 3 Black Dorkings, 2 Rose Comb Red Dorkings, 3 Chocolate Guineas, 2 Lavender Guineas, and a lovely Arkansas homestead smack dab in the middle of the best bunch of neighbors on earth. I am Truly Blessed.
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Awe. I'm sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose chicks.
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