Acting like its trying to shake down water

2FunKids

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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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azygous

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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.
 

2FunKids

In the Brooder
Nov 5, 2015
33
8
26
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.


it's not working...
 

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.
 

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