emergency help with weak baby cochin

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nicsdimples, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. nicsdimples

    nicsdimples New Egg

    Apr 4, 2012
    Dear members of B.Y.C, i bought 2 baby cochin (blue and silver laced) last Friday along with 2 California leghorn. Sadly my blue cochin didn't make it. It died Tuesday. Today, my last cochin didn't look too good either. She is not eating or drinking. She just stood there whereas my other 2 C.L chicks are hyper and active. I also noticed she hasn't grown much in size compare to the other 2 chicks. She has got loose stool and i helped clean her bottoms as the stool stuck on her feathers. Please help. I hope to still see her tomorrow morning. My children were in tears today thinking she was dying because we found her laying down unable to stand. but we found her standing an hour later. She tried mixing with the other 2 birds, getting in between them but the other 2 just ran away from her. It breaks my heart because i don't know what i can do to help except to pray she will make it and be stronger.
    Please help. Thank you.

    p/s: i do feed them sav-a-chic electrolyte and probiotic in their water
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Try feeding mashed boiled eggs, the chicks love it and it is perfect to give them a protein boost. Is your chick warm enough?

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