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EMERGENCY-Chick acting weird

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CakePrincess21, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my broody's eggs are hatching one hatched yesterday and the mom was pecking at it so i removed it. Its under a heating lamp, when i noticed it kept craning its kneck up. I added a drop of water and the chick swallowed it and bubbles came from her mouth. This is its second day and still crawls around. It also has its eyes closed a lot. Does anyone know whats happening?
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Mother hens do know when something isn't right with a baby, so that's why she rejected it. I know it seems brutal. Poor thing. If it doesn't eat or drink, and it appears to be suffering, then you may need to put it down.

    So sorry you're going through this!
    Sharon
     
  3. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok [​IMG] I'll see what happens by the end of the week
     
  4. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try giving it some Sav-A-Chick. It's worth a try.
     
  5. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is it?
     
  6. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be wry neck... Go to the drug store and get a bottle of Poly-vi-sol. And give 2-3 drops to the chick. Poly is a life saver!
     
  7. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It died today in the morning
     
  8. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my chickies!
    I'm so sorry[​IMG]
     
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  10. Lucky1

    Lucky1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry too :(
     

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