2-week old chick: Living or Dying?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bpilgrim, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. bpilgrim

    bpilgrim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2015
    Hi Fellow Chicken lovers,

    I hatched 28 of my own chicken eggs and all have been healthy, on medicated started and water. They are 2.5 weeks old, but yesterday one of them was hunched over and not happy, eyes shut, non-responsive, at some times it's been lying on it's side while I wait for it to take its last breath. So it's been going between this and standing up and eating and drinking. We've dipped his beak in water when he's looking bad and hasn't eaten or drank for a while, but each time we do that it's almost like he goes into seizure - flopping and flipping everywhere for 5 seconds or so...then later, he's eating and drinking like a champ - What's going on?

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