2 day old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KelsiNS, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two day old chick is lethargic, and keepsthrashing and getting stiff. I just found it face down in the water. I have tried sugar water, yogurt, and mashed egg. She perks up for a few minutes before collapsing again. She just arriced today, and has been like this for several hours. What else can i try?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    She probably is suffering from stress during shipping, so there may not be a whole lot more you can do other than dipping her beak into the water mixture. Electrolyte solution or pedialyte (even gatorade) works well to revive them. Are your other chicks doing okay? I would watch them , and give them the same sugar water. There are some homemade electrolyte solutions (note post # 5) online that you can make: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/272142/need-help-fast-electrolyte-recipie
     
  3. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you-everyone else is fantastic...just her :(
     
  4. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She perked up a bit-shes back in the brooder until the a.m.

    Gatoraid mix was a hit with her and my dog:/
     

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