5 week old Silkie chick losing weight- Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by toys4larry, May 16, 2010.

  1. toys4larry

    toys4larry Hatching

    May 16, 2010
    Long Island NY
    I have 4 silkie chicks that are 5 weeks old. They are being fed Southern States Chick Start-N- Grow ( AMP) medicated crumble since day 5[​IMG]. They are being housed inside in a brooder and have been brought outside about 5 times on warm days for about 30 minutes each time under close supervision.
    One of the chicks has started losing weight and has been fluffed up and wings drooping. She is still eating and is drinking but does not have the same energy as its siblings. Her droppings are watery. The other 3 chicks are doing great. I have not given any other meds besides what is in the feed. Any ideas or suggestions to get my little one healthy would be greatly appreciated, Thank You, Larry

  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    I would add ACV and some poly~vi~sol to the water. Also I would offer that one some special treats like yogurt and scrambled eggs. I hope it does ok! [​IMG]

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