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HELP! chick lathargic and acting weird!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by quail 247, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. quail 247

    quail 247 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went out to my brooder and saw i chick that i thought was dead, he was laying down with his eyes close, i went to pic him up when i saw he tried to move, i felt his crop, it feels like he hasnt been eating, hes very lethargic, cant really move, i fed him drops of water, which seemed to perk him up, hes alittle stronger and his chirps are much louder, i tried to give him some food but he wasnt interested. he seems to be dragging his right wing for some reason, i keep giving him drops of water, but i dont know whats wrong with him, its been HOT here in nj this past week. he was fine yesterday. maybe he wasnt getting enough water? what else should i do? any help will be appreciated!!
     
  2. quail 247

    quail 247 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe i should add more, hes about 2 1/2 - 3 weeks old. hes currently inside with a heatlamp, food and water, im periodically giving him water with a dropper, still not taking any food.
     
  3. quail 247

    quail 247 Out Of The Brooder

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    c'mon anyone????

    hes really lethargic again, he has no strength. he cant really open his eyes or lift his head up. i tried to give him more water but hes really not taking any. or food.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:What is the temp inside your brooder? try putting a tiny bit of sugar in his water and see if that will help, just once though don't continue to give him sugar water. also electrolytes, you can get them at the feed store or if you have gator aide you can put some into some water for it. after it starts coming around try some boiled egg yolk mashed. sometimes they will eat that when nothing else. make sure it's not too hot in the brooder. at 21/2 weeks maybe around 80*
     
  5. quail 247

    quail 247 Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah i gave him some sugar water, sadly he took a turn for the worse i dont think hes going to make it, now he can bary open his eyes, he cant move hes just laying down

    edit- he just pooped, it was more watery than normal, and it was black. not sure what that means
     
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  6. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have some coccidiosis medication I would drip it onto his lower beak until he swallows the appropriate amount. Chicks at 3 weeks are really susceptible to cocci. While there could be something else wrong, this is a fairly common problem. You need to hurry, as if it is cocci, it can kill very quickly. [​IMG]
     
  7. quail 247

    quail 247 Out Of The Brooder

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    hes been fed medicated feed, i thought that was to prevent coccii?. right now hes gasping for air and his crop is full of air. im not sure what to do
     
  8. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He might have gotten just to hot, have you tried to turn the heat down and let him cool down.
     
  9. quail 247

    quail 247 Out Of The Brooder

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    he just passed away in my hands [​IMG] i have no idea what it could have been
     
  10. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that sucks big time I just found one hen, exact same symptoms as yours in the run, she is about 7 weeks old and its been very hot out here the last few days everyone else is doing fine but her...I brought her inside and gave her water and some cottage cheese, and then went out and got poly vitamins without the iron, she's perked up some but she stil cannot walk or get up and she is just laying there in the dog crate. when I first found her she looked dead, but like you, I picked her up and she moved a bit. she sounds funny when she tries to chirp. I also have no clue what is wrong with her, the rest of the flock is acting fine and look fine. I am really worried mine will die too :-(
     

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