chick acting lethargic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by armdchicken, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    One of my Iceland chicks is acting very lethargic. She was acting just fine the other day and found her this morning not moving and very weak. I gave her some sugar water and she kinda perked up, she is now still weak but is chirping. I already found a dead Iceland yesterday, bot sure what happened I found him dead in the morning. That Iceland was also acting fine the day prior to his death. What could be wrong? Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    Anyone?
     
  3. GrandmaChickie

    GrandmaChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The trick with the sugar water is to get them to eat something more substantial while they have the sugar-energy. Otherwise, they just come down, sometimes hard. I have crushed up some crumbles super-fine and mixed that with the sugar water, and feed it through an eye-dropper. However, that's just if they're having trouble maintaining energy--like after they are shipped or something. If they have been eating and are older, I would be worried that it is something more serious.
     
  4. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    She is a little over a week old and we had her since she was 2 days old. She was eating and drinking fine before this morning.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  5. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the chick?
    Does it have any other systems? runny poop etc...?

    Sorry We posted at the same time.....[​IMG]
     
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  6. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    She has not had any other symptoms. Her poop looks normal
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012

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