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Dead chick back to life? Is there any hope?

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Kids ran upstairs this morning saying one of the 2 week old chicks was laying on it's side not moving. I picked it up and was sure it was dead. Then it moved a little. I took it upstairs and ran it's butt under warm water (pasty butt.) We put it in a towel, blow dried it, kept it warm. It pooped twice! Then it did take some sugar water, but has not opened its eyes more than second. I dip it's beak in and it will put it's head back and swallow. It just lays there opening and closing it's mouth like it's throwing up? Very strange. Hubby is home with it now, keeping it warm and offering sugar water. Anything else I should do?

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It died:(

post #3 of 6
Sorry for you loss.

How are the rest of the chicks acting? Eating and drinking? Crops full in the evening and empty in the morning? Any one else have pasty butt?
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The rest are perfectly healthy. Also, it did NOT have a blocked vent. It was the belly button I was looking at. None of the chicks have any blocked vents.

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They are eating medicated chick starter. I don't know how to check for full crops:( I'll look around. They are very lively, healthy, active birds.

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Yep. Crop was all hard. I bet that's what it was...

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