5 week old chick falling over...please send advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dazlin, May 1, 2009.

  1. Dazlin

    Dazlin Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] This chick is 5 weeks old. Healthy and plump.
    I found it yesterday on it's back, toes curled.
    I'm giving vitamins in food and water.
    Sometimes it'll get up and eat, and then fall over again.
    Wings hang down.
    Please someone tell me what this is. I'm very worried about the rest of the flock. I've never had any outbreak of Mareks.
    Should I put it down?
    Thanks, for ANY advice.
     
  2. Chicken Dave

    Chicken Dave Out Of The Brooder

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    he might be dehydrated. try giving him water with sugar in it to give him a little boost.
     
  3. Dazlin

    Dazlin Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I have done that...no improvement.
    Anything else...somebody?
     

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