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2 week old speckled sussex not well whats wrong? pics included

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by staggerlee, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. staggerlee

    staggerlee In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2009
    Bear Creek NC
    So we got a batch in the mail on 2/17...lost 2 in transit and 1 a week later. My husband is convinced it ate the pine shavings. Then last Friday..I found this little one half dead. We brought her upstairs and gave her sugar water whichreally perked her up. Then on Monday we started her on elecrolytes/vitamins and oxytetracyline in her water. She seems stable but not thriving like the others. She has trouble with her balance and uses her wings to help when she walks. She's eating drinking and pooping good. Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. I want to name her but don't want to jinx her either. So I'm waiting. If I did this right, there should be 3 pics...1 standing, 1 turning from her food dish with wings out and right after, she sat down.

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009

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