Baby Chick dying.. maybe some help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by QBRanch, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. QBRanch

    QBRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I just recieved my first order for the new year.. I have a little one who is just laying there and from what I can tell it has fluids in it's lungs (From the sound it's making). So, what can you all suggest I do? Any help would be great! Thanks. I want to try and save if possible..
     
  2. QBRanch

    QBRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, all sad to say but it didn't make it. Kept spittin back up. and well kind of had a seizure like deal and then went... Poor baby. now we sit and watch the rest of them. So, far all is drinking, chirping, eating and alot of poopin going on..
     
  3. Cackel

    Cackel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give all of mine sugar water for the first few days of their lives ,seems to help to give them engery. One tablespoon to a gal. of water ,also mix food up with a little sugar water ,like oatmeal
     
  4. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Sorry to hear the sad news!
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    sorry.
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  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    So sorry, its always hard to lose one [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's common in day old chicks to lose 1 or 2, somtimes the long ride they took to get to you makes them weak, somtimes they just fail to thrive and dont make it. It's natures way of keeping our flocks healthy !!
     
  7. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    First of all: I'm soooo sorry! [​IMG]

    Second of all: be sure to tell the place where you got them from about the death.
     
  8. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  9. Skip

    Skip Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry for your loss!

    Fluid in the lungs? Maybe pneumonia.

    Seizures? Hmmm... Once I saw an animal dying, and it went through these strange seizures.

    My advice is, don't think about the lost one. Think about all those others you still have and concentrate on keeping them alive and happy!
     
  10. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry about your baby chickie dieing and on Christmas Eve Day so sad...[​IMG]
     

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