A weak chic. Need help please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by katiemoore, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. katiemoore

    katiemoore New Egg

    Oct 15, 2016
    I have a 10 week old chick and she is very weak she still eats some and drinks water . But weak. Iv had the six chicks for 2 weeks she use to be the loudest one and now she is so weak she can't chirp. Iv keep them under heat at night. Anything else I can do? Iv got her on a heating pad right now
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How long has she been like this? Could you take her to a veterinarian? You can post on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread in detail. Maybe she is too hot on the heating pad.

    I don't know if you live in a cold climate but ordinarily chicks would be fully feathered out by 6-8 weeks and not need supplementary heat .Have you tried giving her Polyvisol infant vitamins (NO IRON), 2 drops 3 times a day. This chick is going to pass very soon, if she doesn't get a diagnosis and proper treatment.

    What are you feeding her? She may like warmed oatmeal with some plain vogurt, finely mashed hard boiled egg yolk, moistened a bit with yoqurt.

    Does she have any symptoms like coughing, bloody stools? Have you checked her over well for mites or lice, they can quickly debilitate young chicks. Does she have worms - they can kill quickly when there is an overload.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC, but sorry to hear about your chick. D/Diva is right, IMO - some vitamins / electrolytes would help, and if you do not have any to hand, then even some honey, mixed in water will be better than nothing. Hope it manages to pull through.

    Best wishes
  4. Suprise-Chicks

    Suprise-Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I had a weak 5 week old lavender aruacana, I took her to the vet they suggested pineapple juice I guess for the natural sugar, and she need eye cream.
    Let us know how you go. Good luck.
    Honey is a great idea I'll remember that one too.
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, katiemoore, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Sounds like you've received some great advice so I'll just good luck and best wishes! :)
  6. katiemoore

    katiemoore New Egg

    Oct 15, 2016
    Thank you all so much going to take her to vet tomorrow. She has beenweak like this for 2 days she want. But Im going to try the yougurt. And Im going to get vitamins now. The weather is not cold down here in Mississippi. Thank you for all tube advise.
  7. katiemoore

    katiemoore New Egg

    Oct 15, 2016
    I have also tried sugar water
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to BYC!!
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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