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5 day chick fell in waterier and is acting weird.

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My 5 day old Americana chick was trampled into the water dish and now it can't get onto its feet so it's laying on the back of it's legs and it will intermittently open it's mouth like it needs air. I don't know what to do and I'm afraid if I don't do anything, it will die. Does anybody know how to revive this chick because it looks like it is half asleep. Please help me.  

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Hold the chick upright in your hand. Try rubbing it's neck gently with one finger, starting from the base of its beak.

If it aspirated this could help.
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My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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Ok I will try that. I did forget to mention that it is the weakest of the group. While it is in this state it doesn't eat or drink if I put it next to food or water. It also looks like it needs to dry off and the more it does the more active he is.

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