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Chick dying (i think)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nat2009, May 15, 2007.

  1. nat2009

    nat2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Something is wrong with my chick. Yesterday she was happy and chirping today she acts very sleepy and lazy. Her poop is watery and she has been eating and I hae been giving her water. She is only a week old and very fragile. Iam afraid she is going to die and this is the last one i have left.
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Nat.....i so sorry your peep is not doing well. Can you get some pedialite? Its in the baby section at most stores. Get the unflavored. Sounds like she might need some vitamins. Will she eat some boiled egg yolk? It is very good for her. Just the yolk..and dont force feed her, let her get it from your hand. Good luck. I know you have been trying so hard on saveing this one. My thoughts are with you.
     
  3. nat2009

    nat2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    The chick is doing better! What is pedialite (or whatever)? Should I get the vitamins from the human baby section in Wal-Mart or something? Or a feed store?
     
  4. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pedialite is kind of like a baby gatorade. haha

    it has lots of electrolytes in it.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    difficult to hazard a guess...but if she has always been poorly...(you said she was your "last"one...did you have others? did they die? what were their symptoms?) You can give her 3 drops of PLYVISOL (liquid childrens vitamins A,B,D) each day for a week and this will give support in addition to electrolytes (they have special ones for poultry at the feed store or birds at the pet store)
     
  6. nat2009

    nat2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    My little chick died this morning:( The other chicks (4 orf them) died from different things. I don't exactly remeber what was wrong with the other ones. One still had the yolk attached, one justed keeled over and died after being perfectly fine, one died in the incubator.
     
  7. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh how sad, RIP little one.
     
  8. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
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    I'm sorry about your chick.
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Darn, sorry about your chick.
     
  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Awww, im so sorry for your little one. You tried everything you could.
     

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