Having an existing chicken from a neighboring farmers coop, (she was attacked by a raccoon so her mates were picking on her) we decided to get a few more chickens to add to our coop. We picked them up on Thursday last. There are 8 in total. Well that is until today. : ( Ther was one little one that began to slow down this morning and she got weaker and weaker it seemed. Finally after reading some of your posts we took her out of the brooder and into her own box with a towel and heating pad. We also gave her some pedialite and some chick starter mixed with wter. Just a few drops. But she just kept getting sicker and sicker, she did try so hard. Eventually her breathing becamd very labored and she was very limp, I just felt that there ws nothing we could dofor her and I am very sad to say I was correct as she died just a bit ago.
I ws hoping someone could give me any idea of the problem as I am fearful for my other babies. One symptom she had was kind of a yellowy brown poop and another symptom was a kind of fluidy sound when she was trying to breath which evntually made her start "vommitting" clear thick fluid, egg white like. Then she died. We are heart broken for her and pray w did not neglect her in some way and also pray that there is not a viral thing happening here. Your opinion and guidance greatly appreciated. Sandra and Dan