So, yesterday I think my toddler stepped on or perhaps squeezed one of the 5 weeks old chicks. She seemed a bit shocked at first, but alot better yesterday night. However, I noticed she wasn't participating into tonight's mealworm frenzy.
She doesn't seem sick so much as possibly in pain? When I picked her she sounded like she was making a clicking sound. I have seen her open her wings, though not so vigorously as to try and fly away. Previously, she would have probably tried, but not very much at all today. Anyway, I've taken her inside and I got her to eat two mealworms. As a runt, she is used to running away with her food. She tried to do that tonight and I noticed she looked like she might be hurt. She was just moving alot slower and tried to go climb over the feed bowl, but instead sort of stumbled over it. She still ate in though, so I guess that is good. She was sleeping standing up for a little bit and now is laying down. I gave her a little look over, but can't pinpoint anything as to what exactly is the cause.
Is there anything I can give the chick to make her odds better? Also, any ideas of something I could look for as to the cause (injury) or is the bird sick? Anyone who has had this happen in the past?