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1 week old chick can't stand, opening mouth, very weak

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Hi all, 

 

My one week old chick was fine yesterday, but this morning couldn't walk and keeps falling over. It is suddenly very weak, and keeps opening its mouth. Is there anything I could do? It drank and ate a little but can barely move around its box. 

 

Any help appreciated.

Thanks.  

post #2 of 5


You can try adding vitamin supplements / electrolytes to its water and maybe try hand feeding and drinking to see if that helps.

 

Good luck

 

CT

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Thanks for your help
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You are welcome - also may try hard boiled eggs to feed it -they seem to love it and it may encourage more food intake.

 

CT

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Are it's eyes clear? Is its vent clean and not pasted up by something? (Eyes not being clear are a good indicator of sickness.)

OMG, I am so sorry! It must feel awful. I am always worried about mine too. Hope it gets better.

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