Can pasty butt make a chick this sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Madisan, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,
    I got a few chicks from this breeder today and I was supposed to buy all of them but the guy told me I could have this chick for free because it was acting weak and sick. He said last night the chick was fine. But this chick is very weak all it does is lay down and it can't even hold its head up. I dipped its beak in the water and it took a few sips but it can't eat or drink on its own. It keeps its eyes closed 24/7.
    It looked like poop was crusted to its vent so I gently cleaned it off and I will be monitoring for pasty butt. But is this pasty butt? Does it make a chick this sick? I don't think this chick will make it
     
  2. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pasty butt could just be a sign of another illness. It may be a symptom or a result, and not the cause. Weak chicks do tend to get it easier.
    Do you have electrolytes in their water, and is the chick separated from the others?
     
  3. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have electrolytes and I will try to figure out a way to separate the chick. But it doesn't look like this chick will make it. The other chicks are happy and hyper
     
  4. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chicks just never are quite as strong.
     
  5. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I just found her and she passed away. At least I know she's not suffering anymore
     
  6. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely from earth ;)
    Awe, I'm sorry. :(
     
  7. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's okay! The guy is going to replace her even though I got her for free. So it's all good!
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If not treated, pasty butt can kill them. Chicks with pasty butt often also have coccidiosis.

    -Kathy
     
  9. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what can I do to make sure these other chicks don't die?
     

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