24 hours later.... no change for "Fading Chick".

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littleandlewis, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. littleandlewis

    littleandlewis Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Thought I would post again and see if there are any other suggestions.

    3week old chick is just standing in the corner under the heat lamp..... drifting off...lethargic... the other 5 chicks are active and eating and drinking.

    I thought it might be a impacted crop but from my inexperience it is hard for me to tell. I have dipped her beak in sugar water and she does drink. But after a few dips....protests.

    I have not seen her eat or drink on her own.....and she seems to be a bit weaker today.

    Butt is clean.

  2. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Is the chick pooping? If not, she needs warm molasses water (not sugar water) immediately---do a search on this board for the recipe and dosage info.
    Is the chick eating? Have you tried liquid baby vitamins (Poly-vi-sol WITHOUT iron, available at any drugstore---it is a human infant liquid vitamin) Also search this board for dosing info for the liquid vitamins.

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