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My bantam is one week old today and is not doing well! She is just laying down having trouble breathing a little. Does she have water in her lungs?
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Is is under heat? Is the vent pasted? Does it have electrolytes in it's water?

There will always be some sickly chicks. Keeping them warm and offering electrolytes in their drinking water is all you can do for them. Mortality of 3-4% should always be expected with young chicks. Either it will survive or it will not.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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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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First week is the hardest it seems. Does she have the proper 95 degree warm area and a cooler area? Might try some sav-a-chick if everything else seems correct.

Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Is is under heat? Is the vent pasted? Does it have electrolytes in it's water?

There will always be some sickly chicks. Keeping them warm and offering electrolytes in their drinking water is all you can do for them. Mortality of 3-4% should always be expected with young chicks. Either it will survive or it will not.
Yes it had all that but it just passed away.
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First week is the hardest it seems. Does she have the proper 95 degree warm area and a cooler area? Might try some sav-a-chick if everything else seems correct.
Yes but she just passed away.
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Sorry to hear. I lost an older one last week.

Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Yes it had all that but it just passed away.

So sorry for your loss.

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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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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