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Yesterday morning when I went down to feed, water and clean the crate where we have 11 four week old chicks, one of them was just laying in the bottom of the crate, with everyone walking all over her.  I removed her from the crate and brought her upstairs.  I have been feeding her with a syringe (wet cat food mixed with her medicated feed along with water laced with electrolytes and probiotics) along with water syringes.  Keeping her under a heat lamp in the house.  Been feeding her every 2 hours.  Today she is eating MUCH better eating out of a mason lid with the above mixture, however, she cannot stand - at all.  She seems to have diarrhea, green in color.  Once she is done eating (I hold her to get her to eat) and set her back in the box, she just lies on her side.. Not standing.  I, of course, have read way too many things over the past couple of days and am worried about Maerk's disease.  She did get a vaccine before she arrived.  I, of course, don't want her to be suffering and I don't want to infect the rest of the flock...Help!!