- Mar 26, 2017
My chick is maybe 3-4 days old and it was purchased from a feed store yesterday. I set it up in the brooder with 5 other chicks and gave them water with electrolytes for the night. This morning I gave them some chick started and they immediately started eating. I noticed one chick started to stretch its neck and act like it was choking. I gave it a drop of water and it wasn't helping. I could see food in its mouth so I cleared that and more kept coming. It's crop was hard so I massaged that upwards and a huge form mass of food worked its way up and the chick finally chirped and livened up some. The chick is still wobbly and closing its eyes and acting weaker than before. I'm putting some chick grit in this evening. Is there anything else I should do? I have a feeling this chick won't make it but I don't want to miss something. This chick is a bit lighter than the others with normal poop and no pasty butt or other symptoms.