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

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

  1. littleandlewis

    littleandlewis In 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 Songster

    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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