Help! One of my 4 week old chicks is dyeing!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AfewBricks, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. AfewBricks

    AfewBricks In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2013
    Other then not keeping up in growth, this little chick has been thriving with the others. This morning she's been acting listless, I thought it was just me, but now it's obvious! I don't know why she would be doing this. I'm already putting a little apple cider vinegar in their water, and I gave them probiotic two days ago for 24 hrs after introducing new chicks, the same age. I don't want to lose her!
  2. AfewBricks

    AfewBricks In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2013
    I just gave 3 drops if electrolyte solution and all this clear fluid came running out of its mouth! What is going in here?
  3. lcammack

    lcammack Chirping

    Jul 15, 2011
    Did you check her crop? Might be impacted.
  4. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    How do you check for an impacted crop?
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Lethargy in chicks this age is often the first, sometimes the only, sign of coccidiosis. At her age and given the fact that new chicks were introduced to the group, I'd be very suspicious. I would treat them all with a round of Corid asap.

    The way to check if a chickens crop is emptying normally is check it at night, see if she ate and filled her crop, or if there's anything in there at all. Then check it very early in the morning, before they would get up and start eating, maybe pick up the food so you know they don't eat before you check her. The crop should be empty. If it's not then she may have an impacted crop.

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