Acting like its trying to shake down water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 2FunKids, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. 2FunKids

    2FunKids Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a very weak chic acting like it is trying to shake water down its throat. Is there anything I can do to help it? It's now lying on its side.
     
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  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Take you little chick and gently massage it's throat and chest area in a downward motion. Then you need to try to get some water down it by wetting your finger and dribbling some alongside its beak.

    Has the chick been eating and drinking at all?

    It could be a "failure to thrive" victim.
     
  3. 2FunKids

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    it's not working...
     
  4. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might have to cull it if it's not drinking and going to die.
     
  5. azygous

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    I'm so sorry. There's not much more you can do. Put it under the heating pad, trying to get contact with the heating pad on its back. If you can drape the pad vertically at the rear, place the chick against the warm pad. Then let it get some rest.

    It might surprise us all and recover its strength. But if it's still the same by morning, it will probably die.
     
  6. 2FunKids

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    It's standing up and chirping now...come on little guy!
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a real good sign!
     
  8. 2FunKids

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    Well we tried. I think it was my black copper Moran roo. He is gone.
     
  9. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    That's sad.
     
  10. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that :(
     

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