Baby chick seems to be dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 31665, May 29, 2008.

  1. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Baby chick is really weak can hardly stand, very small been getting worse every day do I just wait for her to die?
     
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked to see if she is actually drinking on her own? Some just need help getting started. I would get a dropper and give a bit of fluid on her beak. You will need to dip her beak in the water and show her where it is.
     
  3. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have done it I even get up during the night she was not like this 3 days ago she is a week and 2 days old
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    What are you feeding them, any other symptoms ( how the poo, any pasty butt, etc.). What
    is the brooder temp., have you tried a little electrolytes or sugar water?
    If you can, and you think she will pass anyway, some folks do put them out.
     
  5. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had vitamins and electrolytes in their water from the start I am using chick starter 20%
    She has had pasty but I have been washing and using vasoline temp was 95 and now around 90 the others are great and the same age all shipped together arived last Thursday.
     

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