Help my Self Blue Silkie!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenwhisperer123, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    My self blue silkie is doing terrible. She just sleeps. If you dip her beak in the water she swallows it and chirps for about 10 seconds, then he is asleep again. I dont have any vitamins/electrolytes, or anything else.

    PLEASE HELP HIM/HER TONIGHT!!!
    If I dont do something I dont think shell be here tomorrow.
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    anyone?
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Need more info
    How old
    was she laying eggs before
    is she cold
    How's her breathing
    does she eat
    anything else you can think of.
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    only 5 days old.
    I cant tell how shes breathing
    she doesnt have the lump on her front, like the others... Does that mean she wasnt eating?
    I NEED HELP!!!
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Is your mom around? Can she help you out?
     
  6. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Ya, shes right here. Why what needs to be done?
     
  7. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Pouletsdecajun are you there? is anyone there who can help me?
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    5 days old? Make her some chick feed wet mash. Maybe the crumbles are too big for her, and she's been picking but not really eating. She really should have something in her crop
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    was she from ideal or did you hatch her? sometimes they just get rattled in shipping especially the banties I lost a few after getting them shipped.

    Try a drop of poly-vi-sol (without iron) it is an baby vitamin in liquid form and can be found at any grocery or drug store.

    does she eat at all or walk around? if not try to encorage her to eat.

    does she have poop stuck to her bum? check if so wash off gently with warm water takes a few minutes if it is caked on, do not pull off.

    hope this helps some
     
  10. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Shes from Ideal, but shes been here since Friday. I got her to eat a little tiny bit of the mash, by pushing it in her mouth when she chirped.

    What should I do now?
     

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