Chick suddenly sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nerdymom, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. nerdymom

    nerdymom New Egg

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    My poor chick was purchased yesterday, approximately a day or two old. She and the other chicks were fine, drinking well, eating well, etc. Just an hour ago, I found her laying down, stretched out, making a strange peeping noise. I picked her up, noticed some poo stuck to her backside and cleaned her. I applied some Vaseline, and put her back in the brooder. She nearly fell over, like she couldn't hold herself up. She closed her eyes, and hasn't opened them since. I took her out of the brooder, wrapped her loosely in a towel and set her on a heating pad. She started acting like she's choking, or gasping. I started giving her sugar water from a dropper , but she won't open her eyes or stand. She is still breathing, but occasionally opening and closing her mouth. Please help, I don't want to lose this little girl.
     
  2. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How warm is the brooder?
    Did you check her butt yesterday?
     
  3. nerdymom

    nerdymom New Egg

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    Yes, I've checked them all multiple times, and addressed each one as necessary. This was one that hadn't had any issues. Their brooder is warm enough that they hang out under the light when they want, and wander around otherwise. They aren't sleeping piled.
     
  4. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd drip the sugar water still ,
    What do you have to treat her?
    I'm in Canada our brands are different
     
  5. nerdymom

    nerdymom New Egg

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    I don't have anything on hand at the moment unfortunately. I am still offering her the sugar water, but she seems to be going downhill fast. [​IMG]
     
  6. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry , You need to get some supplies .
    A drug store would have kids liquid vitamins with out iron to add to the water.
    Electrolytes for the water
    I don't know what to say ....
     
  7. nerdymom

    nerdymom New Egg

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    Thank you for your advice. She just died. [​IMG][​IMG] I will get those things tomorrow, in case any one else starts feeling poorly.
     
  8. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry , but just like kids you have to be prepared for things . I hope you have knowledgeable people at a vet or feed store to help you.. good luck and please don't beat yourself up the first few days are the toughest times .
     
  9. nerdymom

    nerdymom New Egg

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    Thank you. I hope the rest of my ladies are ok.
     

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