Chicks head swollen.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KnowNothing222, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. KnowNothing222

    KnowNothing222 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Mar 13, 2016
    Hi, I found my chick this way. He can't eat or drink. What do I do?[​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

    30,037
    4,297
    541
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    What climate are you in? Are their mosquitoes out, or are there ants? That looks like either insect bites, pecking, or possibly fowl pox. You will need to try and feed him, or learn how to tube feed him. Go to the top of this page and do a search for "go team tube feeding." You will need a feeding tube and a syringe. I would start some SaveAChick electrolytes with vitamins, pedialyte, or gatorade. Then you can grind up chick crumbles fine in a food processor and add water to them.
     
  3. KnowNothing222

    KnowNothing222 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Mar 13, 2016
    Southern Ms. It's a bit early for misquetoes, but it's possible
    No ants. I can tube feed, just not sure what to do past that. He's having fluid leak from one eye now. Is there anything I can give him that's available at grocery stores/Walmart? It's Sunday so nothing else is open until tomorrow.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by