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Injured Chick, Can't get up, help!

post #1 of 9
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Ok, we have a chick that had breathing problems and I got home and saw it limp on the brooder floor. I tried gently nudging it to see if it would get up and it did, but then shrieked in pain and laied back down. We are so worried for it. Help! It also has a little bit of poop stuck to it's butt, if that could be what's wrong. I think it got trampled by another one maybe. Sorry for my grammer, I am a little shaky right now. Please reply quick!

RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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post #2 of 9
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It seems to be breathing heavily, but it has always done that it seems like.

RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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post #3 of 9
Try cleaning the poop off with a warm wet paper towel. I don't really know what you can do...it doesn't sound good. How old is it?

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1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #4 of 9
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It's about a week old.

RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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post #5 of 9

Are the eyes opened or closed? Laying on side or kind of sitting? I assume it is on the side because you said the chick is limp. If it is breathing hard, eyes closed and laying on the side you might lose it. :( I'm really sorry I can't help you better. Separate it from any other chickens and clean the poop off, but other than that I don't know.

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #6 of 9
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:( It died. It's not breathing. We got the blockage removed and then it died.

RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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post #7 of 9

I'm so sorry. :hitSometimes things like this happen and it is awful. I hope your others do better.

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #8 of 9
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Thank you for your help. The others are doing well though.

RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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RIP: Creamsicle the Orpington (died of Marek's, euthanized), Nugget the Orpington (died of Marek's), Flake the Columbian Rock hen (died of infection, Probably Marek's), Gimpy? the Columbian Rock hen (died of neck injury), Lil' Peep the runty Silver Laced Wyandotte hen (died of unknown causes).

Our Chickens: Columbian Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Red Rock Cross, a Speckled...
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post #9 of 9

That's good. Really sorry I couldn't help more, but this chick didn't sound very healthy. There was probably nothing you could do to save it. :( I've been there and it isn't fun. 

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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