Help! Day old Chick about to die?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sienatiger, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Sienatiger

    Sienatiger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I got chicks in the mail yesterday from my pet chicken. This morning, I noticed that one of the silkie chicks was laying on its side as though it were dead. Its breathing is very slow. I have kept an eye on it all day. I noticed that its stool is very watery and it is not drinking or eating. Could this be coccidiosis? If so, how do I help her? If not, what else could it be?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It's not coccidiosis, but weakness and stress from shipping. Pick it up and try to get it to drink some water with electrolytes or pedialyte by dipping it's beak for a second, then letting it swallow, over and over. Keep it warm. So many chicks are lost this way from shipping stress.
     
  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    I agree, She/he is stressed out from shipping.
     
  4. Sienatiger

    Sienatiger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: The chick unfortunately just passed away. Another one seems to be expressing the same symptoms. I think it might be something more advanced than stress. When she died, she kept straining her head back and spreading her legs out. When she was living, she would be unbalanced while she walked. Any idea what this could be?
     
  5. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    I think maybe she/he got hurt while being shipped.
     
  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    So sorry for your loss!!![​IMG]
     

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