Chick is wobbly, having seizures?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BridgetC, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. BridgetC

    BridgetC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a little two week old silver Wyandotte chick. She was being super cuddly with me this evening when I had her and her three other flockmates out after I had cleaned their brooder. Now she is acting strange, wobbly and almost appearing to seize up as she tries to sleep. She is holding her wings out oddly as well.

    I have the four chicks in a large tub, with paper towels down that I change daily, chick starter feed, clean water. I have a heat lamp for them, but not a thermometer. I also started giving them greens yesterday, organic spring mix salad that I bought for myself.

    Everything has been fine with these chicks, though one of the chicks I initially brought home died within hours of getting it. I figured it was just a fluke since it was only a day old, but now I am all concerned about the chicks. I have only ever raised chicks once before and there was no sickness or fatalities whatsoever, so I am worried!

    I have taken the salad out of the brooder. What else should I do beside pray for my most favorite chick?

    Also, she is the runt, and earlier she seemed to have lost her appetite a bit.

    Thanks for all advice.
     
  2. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest getting some sav-a-chick electrolytes & vitamins or another similar poultry specific electrolyte & vitamin mix. Holding her wings out might indicate she is overheated, they do that to cool their bodies a little. Maybe the heat lamp is too close? Do they chicks have plenty of room to get away from the heat lamp to a cool space in the brooder?
     
  3. BridgetC

    BridgetC Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply. I will go ahead and get the mix you mentioned. She is just fine this morning thankfully.

    They do have a bit of space in the brooder, but I lifted the lamp a bit furth away this morning. I had them out for quite a while before she was acting that way, so maybe she got dehydrated, or tired or stressed from being in a different temperature.

    Fingers crossed she is fine!
     
  4. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another thing, I reread your first post, make sure you have chick grit if you're feeding them anything more than chick feed! I think the sav-a-chick electrolytes will definitely be beneficial to her and all the chicks. I hope she keeps doing well!
     
  5. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, was wondering how the sick chick is doing? I hope she made it and is doing well!
     

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