1 Week Old Chick Dying HELP!

Griff63

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I would suggest to upgrade to a larger bin. They will outgrow that really fast and do need more room to walk or they’ll pick on each other.

Also I would try to feed that chick scrambled eggs. If it’s having a hard time with the chick starter maybe see if it will eat eggs at least for the energy and protein.
Thanks so much for the help. I moved the bin slightly more out of the light so there is a little shade. Shes just sleeping standing up now. Hopefully she makes it through the night. I'll try to give her some scrambled eggs, more corrine mixture, and maybe some homemade sugar water tommorow for energy?? Thanks for the advice
 

hysop

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Thanks so much for the help. I moved the bin slightly more out of the light so there is a little shade. Shes just sleeping standing up now. Hopefully she makes it through the night. I'll try to give her some scrambled eggs, more corrine mixture, and maybe some homemade sugar water tommorow for energy?? Thanks for the advice
Keep us updated. I gotta go to bed but I’m hoping there will be good news in the morning
 

Sbuttercups

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Hi
I'm really new to BYC other advice you have gotten is right on. What I'm wondering is if it appears like you're poor little chick is yawning? Also pine shavings are great but cedar isn't recommended. Do you have any chick saver? It sounds like your little chick is having trouble breathing. The yawning is more more of an air flow issue. My first thought is upper respiratory inflammation or infection. At this point make sure your baby stays hydrated and call an avian vet for the proper antibiotics. The other comments and help you've gotten are spot on. They are really young for coccidiosis. Hope this helps.
 

Griff63

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Hi
I'm really new to BYC other advice you have gotten is right on. What I'm wondering is if it appears like you're poor little chick is yawning? Also pine shavings are great but cedar isn't recommended. Do you have any chick saver? It sounds like your little chick is having trouble breathing. The yawning is more more of an air flow issue. My first thought is upper respiratory inflammation or infection. At this point make sure your baby stays hydrated and call an avian vet for the proper antibiotics. The other comments and help you've gotten are spot on. They are really young for coccidiosis. Hope this helps.
Thank you for your advice! It didnt exactly look like yawning, more like she couldnt swallow. I checked my wood shavings and they are pine, so I hope it is not a respiratory issue. When I checked on her this morning she seemed a bit more active. She scratched around with the others and ate a bit. She might have drank some I couldnt tell. She is now back to sleep in the corner. I dont have any save a chick but I found a homemade version I might make and give her. Thanks for your help!
 

Griff63

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Morning Update: Good News! She seemed to be more active this morning! When I checked on her she was scratching around with the others and even appeared to eat a little! I couldnt tell if she drank anything. My plan is to give her a homemade version of Save-a-chick and hope that Perks her up. She didnt seem to be opening and closing her mouth any. Thank yall for all your advice so far. I'll make sure to keep you updated.
 

hysop

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Morning Update: Good News! She seemed to be more active this morning! When I checked on her she was scratching around with the others and even appeared to eat a little! I couldnt tell if she drank anything. My plan is to give her a homemade version of Save-a-chick and hope that Perks her up. She didnt seem to be opening and closing her mouth any. Thank yall for all your advice so far. I'll make sure to keep you updated.
That’s awesome!! Happy to hear that!
 

Griff63

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Ok here's a question. I've been giving Fern, the sick chick, shots of electrolyte water once ever couple of hours. I'm giving it to her through a very small syringe that goes up to 1 cc or ml of fluid. I only give Fern about 0.2 cc of the fluid every couple of hours, and I dont see much improvement. She still just wants to sleep in the corner. I was her eat and drink a few minutes ago then poop and go back to sleep... am I giving her enough electrolyte water or should i up my dosage? And is it possible for chickens to get colds?? Becuase that's kind of what shes acting like, like me when I get a cold😂
 

Griff63

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I'm very confused. She is still the same. Sleeping all the time. She eats sometimes and drinks a bit, she also pooped a lot. The electrolyte water isnt seeming to help. Theres on more thing that could be the problem called sour crop, but I'm not sure if she's too young for that or even how to check for that. Any help is appreciated.
 

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