Well, I just euthanized that last chick that I helped out. He was not doing well, could not stand or use his legs at all (both completely folded up toward his head), breathing fast. I used the baking soda/vinegar CO2 chamber method - it was quick. It was sad, but not as sad as the thought of watching him suffer, which he most assuredly would have. And now I know how to do it using this method. I considered scissors, but opted for this instead.
The second chick was looking perkier, so he got yet another bath under running warm water to get the sticky stuff off, but is looking better - once dry, I will move him to the brooder tonight. He's had a delay in eating and drinking (tried to put in Grogel, he hasn't eaten any) - he will need to make it in the group. We will see if he survives overnight. I have a full day of work tomorrow - he'll need to make it through on his own.
- Ant Farm
Edited by gotro17 - 2/10/16 at 10:47pm