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I have a new baby chick about a week old. I came home and it was just sitting down with its eyes closed. I picked it up amd it didn't move at all. It kept losing balance if I tried to stand it up. Please help
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Welcome to BYC. You may want to cross post this to the Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures forum for more opinions.

Is it under heat? Is it in with any other chicks? Is its vent pasted?

Make sure it has access to a heat lamp (but can also move away from the heat if needed), and offer it electrolytes in its water if you haven't already. Make sure none of the other chicks are picking at it and make sure it's vent is clean.

Some loss is to be expected with young chicks. Aside from making sure they are physically OK, keeping them under heat, and offering them electrolytes, there is little that can be done for sickly chicks. Either it will survive or it will not.
Edited by QueenMisha - 3/23/16 at 7:45pm

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Hi and welcome to BYC. QMisha has given you some excellent advice already, so I'll just say a big hello. :frow

 

Fingers crossed for your chick

 

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Hope you're chick will make it.  :hugs

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I did all I could thanks for y'alls help but it didn't make it. 😔
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I'm sorry for your loss. It's sad when it happens, but sometimes in spite of all we do, chicks are lost. I hope any others you have are doing all right.

 

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