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

littleandlewis

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 30, 2011
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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.

Thoughts?
 

rhs7111

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
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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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