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1 week old chick can't stand, opening mouth, very weak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mccoysu, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. mccoysu

    mccoysu New Egg

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    Hi all,

    My one week old chick was fine yesterday, but this morning couldn't walk and keeps falling over. It is suddenly very weak, and keeps opening its mouth. Is there anything I could do? It drank and ate a little but can barely move around its box.

    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You can try adding vitamin supplements / electrolytes to its water and maybe try hand feeding and drinking to see if that helps.

    Good luck

    CT
     
  3. mccoysu

    mccoysu New Egg

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    Thanks for your help
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You are welcome - also may try hard boiled eggs to feed it -they seem to love it and it may encourage more food intake.

    CT
     
  5. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson Out Of The Brooder

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    Are it's eyes clear? Is its vent clean and not pasted up by something? (Eyes not being clear are a good indicator of sickness.)
    OMG, I am so sorry! It must feel awful. I am always worried about mine too. Hope it gets better.
     

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