4-5 day old chick wings down, listless Help!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Birdsofafedder, May 23, 2010.

  1. Birdsofafedder

    Birdsofafedder Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2010
    We got 16 RIR chicks Wednesday and all are fine except for one female who stays in the center of the coconut fiber nest I made them, under the heat lamp. Her wings hang down instead of being tucked and she just stands there with her eyes shut all the time. Eats and drinks a nibble or a sip, nothing like the others.

    I'm not sure if she should be isolated or not.

    Any ideas?
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Try some vitamins or electrolytes in the water.
  3. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Willow Alaska
    POLYVISOL childrens vitamin in H20, and try a little sugar in the water too. Good Luck
  4. crittersitter

    crittersitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2010
    Westchester County,NY
    Just make sure the Polyvisol is WITHOUT iron.

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