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Dog got baby chick-no visable injuries? HELP

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I have week old baby chicks and my miniature pincher hopped in the brooder with them. I thought they were fine till I found one dead, and another not moving an breathing heavy. This poor chickie seems to be breathing better and can move her legs and wings and has no visable injuries but only wants to lay down and will not eat or drink. She was very active before my dog jumped in there. I don't know what to do this is my first time with chicks and we don't have the money for a vet but I don't want to lose her. Any ideas or suggestions? I've tried spoon feeding her water and she actually laid on my chest for awhile and was very relaxed but she hasn't been moving a lot. I separated her from the other chicks BC I don't want them to hurt her more and jump on her but I feel like she misses them. Any advice ??
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Good Evening

Your chick may be severely damaged if she cannot get up, her bones might've been crushed. Years ago the same situation happened to one of my chicks, I had a mountain dog that accidentally stepped on one of my chicks. She survived but only for a small amount of time because she wouldn't eat or drink water. It sounds like your chick is stuck in the same situation, but if your chick eats or drink it might be fine but I'm not 100% sure.

Hope your chick gets better
Sunshine Ducky
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Hi,

 I suspect this bird is gonna die. However, if you want to try something, go to Tractor Supply and buy the smallest bottle of Bovidr Labs Poultry Nutri-Drench. it is a top grade, all natural emergency nutritional supplement. unlike other supplements, it does not need to be digested. Mainlines directly into the bloodstream. It will give the bird energy. Also put it in the water for your other birds so the water looks like very weak tea. I have never lost a chick raising them on it. Just healthy robust chicks. It is great for stress too.  http://www.nutridrench.com

Best,

 Karen

 see what is gonna happen to this chick is , even if it has an injury from which it can recover, it is gonna die from lack of nutrition before it gets a chance to get well. That's why you need the Drench. you need to bypass a G.I. tract which isn't functional now so the bird can get energy and nutrition to see if it can help and can maybe get well.


Edited by 3riverschick - 6/7/16 at 9:02pm

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Update: Baby chickie woke up today chirping and walked right to his water bowl... He seems fine and was eating and drinking all day. After awhile I put him back with the others maybe he was in shock but I can't even tell you how happy I am he is ok!!! Thanks everyone for the help I'm sure I'll be back asking more questions as time goes on smile.png
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Update: Baby chickie woke up today chirping and walked right to his water bowl... He seems fine and was eating and drinking all day. After awhile I put him back with the others maybe he was in shock but I can't even tell you how happy I am he is ok!!! Thanks everyone for the help I'm sure I'll be back asking more questions as time goes on smile.png

I'm so happy for your chick! His recovery will be very slow, but all you need is patience,give him extra attention and keep doing what your doing!

Sunshine Ducky
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