Chick hurt not eating. Skinny HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jay1995, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    597
    3
    151
    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    I went out to feed this morning and found a chick laying on its side under the heat lamp. They all gather under it and hudle ive moved it as close as I can and they still do this. This chick is 2 months old and isnt doing well. he has lost feeling in one leg so he cant wallk or stand. Ive been watching him for a few days and he has lost weight. They are able to and drink all day. we took him out and layed him on the floor his stomach feels squished in. I medicated his water and have been dipping his beak. He was eating and now has stopped. He has not pooped in 2 hours. and he just sits and lay on his side with his eyes closed. He peeps every few minuets. Please tell me what I should do. Thanks, Jay
     
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Remove him immediately to his own box with heat lamp, water, and food. I would make a wet mash of food(water mixed with food). If he's not drinking, I would help dip his beak into the water to keep him hydrated. I would start him on Poly-visol WITHOUT Iron vitamin drops immediately. You can buy these just about anywhere(Walmrat, rite-aid, grocery store)---they are located in baby area or in medicine. They are for infants--I give a chick of that size about 1/2 dropperful evry 6-8 hours. I love these vitamins and keep them handy for sick or lethargic chicks. Good luck!
     
  3. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    227
    1
    111
    Feb 10, 2009
    This sounds like good advice for you. So sorry about your chick. I hope things go well. Let us know.
    Good luck!
     
  4. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    597
    3
    151
    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    he passed and so has another and im scared its gonnna go through my whole flock
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    I'm SO sorry!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Could it be worms? You said they were very skinny? Also, check them for chicken lice/mites/. Look very closely at the base of the tail, back, chest, and under feathers. They are sometimes translucent, but turn red when filled with blood. This can cause chicks/chickens to become anemic, lose weight, and stop eating very quickly and cause death. If you do see mites, I use both Adams flea and tick spray as well as Sevin dust. For worms, I use a small drop of Ivermectin paste(you can buy this at TSC). I mean just a drop and it rids them of worms very quickly. Please keep us posted!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by