1 New Buff Orp is not eating!!

jazzpurr

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 2, 2007
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I got 25 Buff-Orps this morning. 12 hours later they
are all terrific but one.

She seems weak and tired and I cant get her to eat or drink.
She pecked at the food but then starts falling asleep again.

Can I hand feed her anything?
Honey or milk?

Helpppppp
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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Shipped or local?...Might want to try getting alittle sugar water down her for energy, just dip her beak in it....probably stressed out...
 

jazzpurr

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 2, 2007
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I tried the finely ground meal and water. I got some in her and
she finally pooped a little but it was just water.

She seems to be struggling to swallow.

I just gave her a dose of the sugar and water. She is unchanged
from a few hours ago.

Thanks for your suggestions. We will keep watch and wait.
 

jazzpurr

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 2, 2007
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The one Buff died. I turned him over and his stomach was extended and
almost black. If I had to guess I'd say he couldn't poop.

That was sad. Poor little gal.

Everyone else is motoring right along.

Can you tell I'm not a hunter...


Now that I know what it was..what can I do if I ever see those symptoms again. I feel like I could have done something.
 

airmom1c05

Songster
11 Years
Feb 3, 2008
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Was his/her vent blocked by any chance? Young chicks often get pasty and stopped up. If that was it, you simply gently clean the vent with warm water and I think put a dab of mineral oil on the vent. Do a search on the forum for pasty and see what comes up. You'll find out how to treat that correctly in quite a few threads. Sorry you lost the little one.
 

jazzpurr

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 2, 2007
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I don't think it was pasty butt. We were prepared for that and my wife has been vigilant with cleaning the slightest crust.
 

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