First sick chick in a while, please help!

kcook521

In the Brooder
May 30, 2020
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Hello again!

One of our chicks (a Salmon Faverolles) arrived looking lethargic and was barely peeping (little hoarse noises instead of peeps). She's very wobbly and keeps her eyes closed most of the time. I have Save-a-Chick in the water and have been going about every 20 minutes to dip her beak in, which she happily drinks down. Off and on she'll look like she's getting around a little better and have her eyes open more but then next time I check she's back to being worse. The other chicks all look great and are eating/drinking as they please. I've had really good luck with meat birds the last couple years and haven't had a sick chick in a long time, so I'm kind of at a loss for what else to do. Thanks in advance, folks.
 

hysop

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Where did you get them from? I’ve read that Salmon Faverolles don’t do well with shipping.

Electrolytes and supervision is my only advice. Maybe using a dropper to get it to drink.
 

kcook521

In the Brooder
May 30, 2020
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Where did you get them from? I’ve read that Salmon Faverolles don’t do well with shipping.

Electrolytes and supervision is my only advice. Maybe using a dropper to get it to drink.
Got her from Murray McMurray. I've been trying to find one locally for a long time but could only find them online, I'm really hoping she makes it. Thank you!
 

hysop

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Got her from Murray McMurray. I've been trying to find one locally for a long time but could only find them online, I'm really hoping she makes it. Thank you!

Let us know how it pulls through. Did you get just one or a few?
 

kcook521

In the Brooder
May 30, 2020
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Just remembered that I forgot to update this. Poor little faverolles died two nights after this, but she really did put up a good fight. Thanks for all your advice.
 

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