Days old chick lethargic and not eating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MACluckinChicks, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. MACluckinChicks

    MACluckinChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    West Stockbridge, MA
    I went to meet my uncle's new chicks this morning (he got them last night) and found one dead, and one that looked dead. When I went to remove them, I noticed that one was still alive. It's in quarantine now! It hardly opens it's eyes and almost never moves. I cleared it's vent and put sav-a-chick in a dish and have to keep dipping it's beak to get it to drink. Getting it to eat is totally futile at the moment.[​IMG]
    Any ideas of what this could be? And what are the chances?

    I just went through raising chicks a few months ago and never had to deal with anything like this

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