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Help!  My baby chick ate a fire ant yesterday and is really sick this morning.  She can barely move.  I read that you shouldn't give them water but she will die of dehydration if I don't.  Is there any hope for her?  Right now I am keeping her warm and eye dropping water into her beak every few hours.  It has almost been 24 hours since she ate it.

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Not sure why eating a fire ant would hurt the chick aside from maybe impacting crop if no grit to break it up... I mean chickens eat any and all bugs they can catch, including ants... Has the chick had access to grit?

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I used FF: http://goo.gl/IT5HSh Details Here: http://goo.gl/dCdw6h  Start Easy video: http://goo.gl/QP5rSx

DLM/deep litter method: http://goo.gl/YHg2p0 My old CO coop(s): http://goo.gl/v9qdFa  URL shortener:  https://goo.gl/

I owned: BOs/BAs/New Hampshires/Delawares/White Wyandottes when in CO.

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The ant might not have been digested fully and then bit her from the inside :(.  We don't have fire ants where I live though so I can't help as much as I want to.  Sorry, I hope your chick is ok in the end :hugs.

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14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

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