HELP I THINK MY DAY OLD RIR IS DYING

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ticks, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I don't know what is wrong. I got it about 2 hours ago and he has problems. Its head is tilted, its chirp is more like a gasp. the temps in my brooder are 95-97 F degrees. I am feeding them chick starter and the water has the medication that they gave me at the store. please help
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    What kind of shavings are you using? Are you covering them with paper towels so they learn where food is? Some chicks do die and fail to thrive, so don't take it too hard if everything else is fine. As for medicated water... not necessary in my book.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Did you hatch this chick yourself? (I want to make sure about that ) What medication are you putting in the water?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, we'd need more info. What medication? Chicks don't need meds in their water at hatch unless they actually are hatched with a disease. He could be too hot if gasping. Is it on shavings? Are they cedar, which is toxic? Any number of things could be going on.
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    she is better [​IMG]
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Great! What do you think was wrong?
     
  7. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh good. Keep us posted. Poor baby. Poor you!!!!! Fingers crossed.
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Did you guys look at the date I posted it? almost 2 months ago [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I am blonde....if you didn't guess. I was so caught up in the story that I did not even look at the date. So she is fine?[​IMG]
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Yup and she is sooo big now! this is her about a week ago
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