Chick not eating but drinking heaps and then vomiting!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by collingwood, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi my chick has stopped eating and is now drinking for a very long time and then it kind of starts throthing from the mouth and then vomits it all out! What is the cause of this?
     
  2. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Please help! I don't want to end up with another dead chick!
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    How old is this chick and are there any other symptoms? Is it running around like normal or is it lethargic?
     
  4. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    It seems to be normal until I try to feed it! It's really wierd it's almost like it's got rabies!
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    What do you mean by "when you try to feed it"? Do they have food and water available at all times?
     
  6. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    They have food but not water but I give them heaps of water at about 4:00pm and they drink alot!
     
  7. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you feeding it? Perhaps you could try feeding it something else.
     
  8. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm feeding it chick starter from the local pet shop!
     
  9. KristinaE

    KristinaE Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they only getting water once a day at 4pm? Chicks should have access to clean water and food at all times! If your chicks are severely dehydrated they probably will not eat. It is possible that they are over-gorging on water when you give it to them because they haven't had any all day.
     
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  10. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for that but the mother sits on it all day and it can't get out!
     

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