Baby chick not eating or standing!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick cheap, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. chick cheap

    chick cheap Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help! My red broiler chick isn't standing up or eating or drinking! He just sits there and if I am not holding him then he starts chirping really loud. I get him to drink but i have to hold him and dip his beak in the water.I keep him separated from the other chicks but he still won't get up! I have him in a nice warm place. I can see a little cut on his leg but i don't know what to do!i have two other chicks and they are up and running, but this little guy just wont do anything! I cant get him to eat or run! I don't want to kill him! [​IMG] I feel like I've tried everything! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!

    Also they are a week old, just in case that helps!
     
  2. Pretty-Poultry

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    I'm sorry to say this, but some chicks just don't make it, like babies, some just aren't born or hatched quite right, Believe me, I know what you're going through :( I wouldn't separate it from the others much if I was you, because chicks get very stressed and scared when they are away from their group.
     
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  3. chick cheap

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    Well, this morning, she was getting better. I think she will make it. She is drinking by herself and is standing a bit. better than yesterday. I really can't kill her. This is the only the second time I had chicks, so I'm kinda new at this. I don't want to kill my chick![​IMG] It would be so sad!!! I will post a picture so that you can see what it really is. Thanks!
     
  4. Pretty-Poultry

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    That's good it's getting better :) and yeah it would be horrible to kill it. My uncle had to put down our guinea fowl, who had a deformed leg which was really painful for it. It would be good to post a pic, yeah
     
  5. chick cheap

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    I just came home from a party and I found her dead in her cage. I knew she wasn't gonna last long, I just thought that it would have been tomorrow so that I could spend more time with her.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Pretty-Poultry

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    I'm so sorry :(
     

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