Help!! Dying Chicken!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by luvmydux, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a naked neck chick that was fine an hour ago and now appears to be dying. He ate lots of food and that is all I can visibly see that may be wrong. Anybody? Anything?? I am holding a hairdryer to him and his head is just rolling around
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry to hear this.

    Why are you holding a hair dryer to him?!?!??!?!?!??

    Try to cradle him gently in a comfy towel so his head doesn't go all over the place.

    How old is the little one?

    Any other info that might help folks help you?

    I know it's hard to type and tend to him at the same time....

    JJ
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] has it been drinking?
     
  4. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He seems cold and the heat lamp has new duckies....got him today from reptile show i dont want to expose my duckies to anything.....
     
  5. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to say if hes been drinking - there has been water and I have seem them all drink at some point today. I have DMG i can try i guess....he seems to maybe be helpless does anyone know what might cause this all of a sudden? Can they eat themselves to death
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Needs the right amount of heat but I can't imagine a blow dryer trained on him would be good. How old do you think he is?

    You got him today........oh dear..........

    JJ
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is the chick? Maybe it got too cold??? I don't know anything about naked necks. I would imagine they would need the heat lamp longer then a normal chick due to lack of neck feathers.

    I hope your little one makes it. You would see the crop fill up if it over ate.
     
  8. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crop's definately full.......
     
  9. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What was the chick eating?
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:X2 ....................I think that there are some issues with this chicken that can only be answered from who and where it was recieved. I say this because NN's are the hardiest most desease resistance breeds I know. Anyway keep that hair drier away or it will go into further shock.
     

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