HELP!!! Is there anything I can do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stupondo, May 5, 2009.

  1. stupondo

    stupondo Out Of The Brooder

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    We got out chicks about a week and a half ago. All of our other chicks are playing fine but Omlet (who was growing normally and seemed fine) won't wake up today even when she was picked up. She has been peeping for a while now and 2 hours ago she was favoring her left foot. I thought she was alright but tired because she would still open her eyes and respond. Is there anything we can do? I would feel awful if she passed away and I could have done something.
     
  2. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would seperate her. If you have a place you can bring her inside where you can keep a more constant eye on her. Make sure she's getting enough water. Keep her warm. Sometimes I think they pile up on one another if they get chilly and can get hurt in the process. I'm sure there are people with more detailed advice to come, but just find her a warm, makeshift brooder box in your house and see if she does pull out of it. Good luck!
     
  3. stupondo

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    they are all inside-i will separate her

    she is just sleeping by herself while the others play and eat etc.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Also make sure she is not too warm; this is often how they act if too warm. Do you have a thermometer in there? It needs to be 90 or cooler.

    It may be she will die no matter what you do, though. Sorry.
     
  5. stupondo

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    it is the right temp...thats what i thought

    its so weird last night she was fine
     
  6. stupondo

    stupondo Out Of The Brooder

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    has anyones chick ever survived at almost 2 weeks old
     
  7. stupondo

    stupondo Out Of The Brooder

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    oh no i am seeing a bubble form near her neck- i think its internal bleeding

    this is awful [​IMG]
     
  8. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. stupondo

    stupondo Out Of The Brooder

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    she passed away... [​IMG]

    called the place where we got our rir's and they think it was internal and that our other chicks will be alright
     
  10. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear that. [​IMG]
     

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