I posted this in the Emergencies thread, but I know this loop often has really knowledgable people in it so wanted to repost it here. One of my 5 day old Araucana chicks was lying outside their bedding box when I got home--I'd been gone about 3 hours and it was fine when I left. It was lying beside their waterer but didn't look wet or like it'd gotten squished or anything. It did feel very cold in my hands when I picked it up. It kicked a little when I lifted it but went still again, and isn't moving around when I put it right under the heat lamp to warm it up. All the other chicks are fine. I don't know what to check or do for it. There's no obvious injuries. It's been one of the pasty ones, but I've been cleaning butts twice a day and it's not pasted up now because I put Vaseline on all their vents (that's why its butt looks funny in the pics). I thought pasted butts take a day or two to really hurt a chicken, not a few hours, anyway? Here are a couple of pictures if that helps: edited to remove pictures of the dying chick This chick has been doing just fine until now. The paper towels look really dirty right now but I changed them just last night, so I don't know if the poop on the towels caused it? They've had 1 part pedialyte to 2 parts water in their waterer since yesterday afternoon. This one and two others were having problems with pasty butts, so I coated their vents with Vaseline to keep it from sticking. Can't remember where I read that hint. These were mailed and had a really bad journey but they've been here since Thurs night. Is stress a factor still? As it's warmed up some, it moves a little bit more, but mostly just flops one way or the other, usually going belly-up and unable to turn back over. It's now clicking its beak with every breath. I tried dribbling a few drops of water into its mouth and it seemed to swallow them, but when I put it back down, the water drooled right back out. I don't see anything in its mouth. (For those who remember the choking chick, this is a different chick.) What do I do besides keeping it warm? How can I help it pull through? Help!