Help Chick is Sick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shellymae1002, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. shellymae1002

    shellymae1002 New Egg

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    I purchased 8 chicks 2 weeks ago. Over the past week one of them a Salmon Favarolle started acting funny. She is really lethargic, when you pick her up she is just weak and limp. Doesn't try to wiggle or anything. When I set her down she is wobbly and leans to the side a little and will just collapse exhausted. She will make her way over to the food and lay down to eat. I've tried giving Nutri-Drench and she opens her mouth and acts like she can't swallow it, or like she's gasping. I was able to get a little down her. I have tried to feed boiled egg but she won't eat it. Now, as of this morning I have another one that's acting like this. I have no idea what is going on or what to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. christwodog

    christwodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe coccidiosis? Does her poop look bloody?
     
  3. shellymae1002

    shellymae1002 New Egg

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    No bloody poop, I went ahead and mixed up the corid and started that in the water today, hopefully that's what it is and I can knock it out
     
  4. christwodog

    christwodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there's no poop at all, check that her vent isn't clogged shut (pasty butt). But I think pasty butt is more common with younger chicks, and mail order chicks.
     

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