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Lethargic Chick

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2 1/2 week old BO purchased from TS is very lethargic.  I separated her from her 9 sisters who are fine and active.  Tired baby has no other symptoms, just sleeps and is so tired when she does try to walk that she appears disoriented.  I dipped her beak in water but she does not drink.  Breathing seems a bit quick and labored.  When I hold her she tucks her beak into my hand and falls asleep.  As I said, I separated her, but does she really need to be quarantined?

 

BTW, I have been a member of BYC for 7 years but just got chickens!!!!

 

Thanks so much for suggestions!

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I'm sorry that I can't help, but I hope she gets better! She sounds so sweet! :love

Is there any way that you can force her to drink, like an eyedropper or something?

When did she start acting that way?:hu

Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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H20 with electrolytes?
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I just bought 6 bantams from TS and one is acting the same way. My chicks are most likely a week old. Have you had any luck with your chick yet? I was just happy that mine was still alive this morning. I'm hoping she is just a little behind the others. If you find something that helps, will you please let me know?
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Originally Posted by KendraMarie View Post

H20 with electrolytes
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Have seen it perk up many lethargic chicks. It's not a miracle drug, but it certainly helps overcome the stress of shipping and everything. There's always going to be some loss unfortunately.
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