3 wk old chick won't move, all puffed up. 1st timer with chicks. HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dragonowl, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. dragonowl

    dragonowl New Egg

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    I have three 3 week old chicks. I got them from my aunt in Austin. Two of them are just perfect. One is suddenly not good. Started yesterday evening, and I just thought he ate too much. But - all day today - he just sits by himself, all puffed up and eyes closed, very quietly peeping. The other chicks were stepping on him, so we put him in a box temporarily by himself. (I keep saying he, but I really don't know if it is a he or a she, if that matters) We were able to get him to drink a little water, but no change. Please help! I don't want him to die.
     
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you giving them medicated feed? Is this chick's poop runny or bloody? What breed is it? The more info you can provide, the better people can help.

    Kathy in Texas
    www.CountryChickens.com
     
  3. dragonowl

    dragonowl New Egg

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    Unfortunately I don't know what breed they are, and my aunt isn't answering her phone. I did some reading and I think the poor baby has Pullorum, as there is some runny white poop, it has ruffled feathers, is chirping and is having trouble breathing.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    what temp are you keeping it?
     
  5. dragonowl

    dragonowl New Egg

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    I just talked to my aunt, these are bantam chicks (nankings). We keep it around 80 in there, but I did notice yesterday that the heat source had been unplugged for a couple of hours. The room was still pretty warm. I live in Dallas area and it isn't cold right now.
     
  6. dragonowl

    dragonowl New Egg

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    Sad to report, the baby chick died.
     
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    [​IMG] Sooo sorry about the chick.. keep an eye on the others. [​IMG]
     

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