Chick was Active then Lethargic - Help! -PICTURES-


9 Years
Dec 17, 2010
Under Your bed
10 Healthy chicks hatched on the 21-22 of may this year.

Everybody was healthy and happy, Then somone let the dog into

my room and he killed a chick who I was treating for leg problems.

Now, 1 day later we notice one of the healthiest chicks being

very weak and lethargic. He very rarely runs around, and is pooping

yellow/green tinted water, with no solids. All the others are as healthy

and active as ever ... what could be the problem? Somone please help!

1) What type of bird , age and weight.

Game breed, 7 days old, appears to be normal weight.

2) What is the behavior, exactly.

When others were running around, this chick was in the corner dozing. with wings
drooping down. When awake he acts very sick and lethargic.

3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

One day.

4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?


5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.


6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

I thought the dog may have attacked him aswell, but he was still in the brooder acting fine
when we got to him. He's just now showing signs of illness, 1 day after the attack.

7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.

Chick starter and electrolyte water. They also had just a tad of boiled egg a few days ago.

8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

Hes pooping yellow/green tinted water with absolutely no solids.

9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

He's been seperated from the others and we are giving him electrolytes.

10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?

I cannot get him to a vet. I have to treat him myself.

11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.



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