Help polish problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cack-a-doodle, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Cack-a-doodle

    Cack-a-doodle Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2015
    Hi I have a polish that's two months old it's really week compared to its sibling I thought it might have issues seeing so I cut some feathers from the eyes she is really lethargic and is being pushed around by the others I think she coundnt see to eat so she got weak I hope she gats better any suggestions to perk her up.she used to be extremely active
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    The very best "perker-upper" is Poultry Nutri-drench. You can make a "tea" out of a few drops in the waterer, and you should see almost immediate results. It won't hurt the other one to drink the "tea" either.

    If this came on just recently, I would check the chick over carefully for possible problems other than just not seeing to eat. Impacted or sour crop may be the problem. Other infections could be developing where antibiotics might be necessary.

    Monitor the poop and compare it to the healthy one. How is it different? Poop is one of the best indicators of health or sickness.
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    Also check for pasting. Get some nutri-drench into it ASAP. You can put a full strength drop to the side of the chick's beak, and see if she drinks it. I never put liquid directly in a chick's mouth.

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