We have several chicks. I have named this one 'Sick chick" he is a silkie, 2 days old. he was in the main brooder when i noticed how lethargic he was being. he was not eating or drinking. I separated him.
Now, he is in a small box with a heater. He has electrolyte and probiotic supplements. He has not passed waste since i separated him, which was at 11 am. It is now 11 pm. He appeared to have a "Gooked up" bottom. I say gooked up because it really didn't look like poo. It was yellow, green. A small amount that was just kind of stuck to him, not really a glob. I soaked him and cleaned him off the best I could. He is resting now, he has drank some water and ate a tiny amount of food but still not passed any waste. I am not sure if he is backed up or just hasn't consumed anything to pass.....? I fear he won't make it through the night and i love him dearly.
He is snuggled up to his stuffed animal in the small cardboard box. Occasionally throughout the day, he comes out and walks around but for the most part, he snuggles and sleeps.
How long can a baby chick not go to the bathroom?
Do silkie chicks have any characteristics at a few days old that could be a telltale sign of a rooster or a hen? One silkie chick has a large amount of head fluff. lol. I was wondering if this meany anything.