- Sep 30, 2009
I posted a couple of days ago about my chick being sick. I have gotten rid of the lice and I have been coating her daily with vaseline on her legs. Her legs seem to look better. However, her walking(or lack of)has gotted worse. I have her inside in a small pet carrier. I took her out yesterday to see how she was walking...not so good. She still seems like one side is dead. I mean she still moves her legs and all, Kind of. When i stand her up, she falls down, when she tries to move..it's like she is drunk. Staggering, wobbling, and eventually falling over. Sometimes she can get herself back up but mostly i have to pick her up and put her back on her feet. I have noticed that she gets her left(if your looking at her) wing caught between her foot. I don't know if she is using it as a crutch or not. But she does hold that wing kinda lower than the other. I have looked and looked and noticed no wounds or bugs(YEAH, there gone). She eats and drinks. I have placed 2 small bowls (sm. butter bowls) in her cage. I have noticed that sometimes she is like wedge in between them or up against them..like she is using them for support. She moves around the cage some..mostly turning one way or the other. I have been feeding her starter chick feed, and scrambled eggs, and some strawberries. I have given her sugar water, gatorade w/water, but she just like plain water. She is getting poop stuck to her back side and into her feathers. I wipe her off (poor little thing). I guess she just poops where she is at because she can't move. I dunno. I was wanting to know what to do now. Should I just give up on her? What's wrong with her? What else can I do? I am planning on giving her a bathe in a few. Should I just wash her back side or her whole body? I haven't noticed that she is losing any weight...she is a mess what should I do?