HELP dying sick quail chick

Quailsc26785

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I have a 2 week old chick that is poofed up crying non stop in the corner. It’s basically bones because it has stopped eating 4 days ago. I noticed that the poop has been pitch black, foamy yellow and now it’s white. 4 days ago it has been drinking loads of water but no food. It keeps closing its eyes. Does anyone know what this is. Thanks so so much!
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Nabiki

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Black poop is a bad sign. If I'm not mistaken, it is a sign of internal bleeding. If it hasn't eaten anything in four days, it might not make it. Do you have any Save-a-chick or Nutri-drench? Those are liquid and might get some calories in to your bird so it can start eating again. Put it in some water and offer with a dropper.

Are any of your other birds showing symptoms?
 

Quailsc26785

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Black poop is a bad sign. If I'm not mistaken, it is a sign of internal bleeding. If it hasn't eaten anything in four days, it might not make it. Do you have any Save-a-chick or Nutri-drench? Those are liquid and might get some calories in to your bird so it can start eating again. Put it in some water and offer with a dropper.

Are any of your other birds showing symptoms?
No just one chick. I separated it. I don’t have save-a-chick or nutridrench. I have force fed it a mixture of water, garlic and orgeno leaves today.
 

Quailsc26785

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Garlic can be toxic to birds. Please don't fee it that. See if you can soak some food and get that in it.
Ok I guess I read false info that garlic gets rid of corro in chickens and boosts immune. Thanks for letting me know!
 

Kiki

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What were you feeding before this one got sick?

I don't think it's going to survive but if it does you really should put something over that flippers cardboard before it hurts its legs.
 

Quailsc26785

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What were you feeding before this one got sick?

I don't think it's going to survive but if it does you really should put something over that flippers cardboard before it hurts its legs.
I was feeding it 22% protein crumble
 

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