Baby struggling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Raisingpeeps, May 8, 2017.

  1. Raisingpeeps

    Raisingpeeps Chirping

    Jul 23, 2014
    Quincy, IL
    Thoughts needed. Three day old baby chick got away from its mom and got pecked. Cleaned it up and put back with mom. Next morning it wasn't walking and peeped constantly. I have it in the house in a brooder- it's been 24 hours. Not eating or drinking on own and just lies in the brooder. I have been giving it water with electrolytes and vitamins in it through a dropper. Also mixed some feed in the water and have that- it's just getting worse. Any ideas?
  2. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Songster

    Jan 21, 2017
    Kansas City
    There may be internal injuries that you are not be able to see or treat. I might try an egg yolk thinned with a little water in a syringe, just to get a bit more sustenance going.
  3. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chirping

    Jan 27, 2017
    Dripping Springs, Texas
    I honestly don't know what to say, because there are at least 100 chicken deseases, including chick deseases. I think that just feeding electrolytes, giving medicated feed, and some TLC is the best you can do right now. I'm not completely sure though, maybe someone else can help a little more. Good luck ):

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