Help! Sick baby chick won't eat!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TwinsLoveChicks, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Tuesday morning I went to check on my broody momma with her four chicks after it had rained all night and only three were under her. I found the fourth outside of the hen house squashed in the mud. I thought she was dead until I saw her stretch her legs, so I brought her into the house and cleaned and dried her off. She seemed like she was getting better but she wasn't eating. I disregarded it because she was only three days old and I figured that she had plenty of yolk to sustain herself with. But now she is on her fifth day and still not interested in food. I got her two buddies at a feed store yesterday, hoping she would follow along and eat with them but no such luck. As of today I've been feeding her raw, fresh yolk but it hasn't made any difference. Please help, I don't want to lose Ruby. She is very weak and sleeps a LOT!! [​IMG]

    There were twenty-two eggs under momma and only seven hatched. Three have already passed away and I don't want to lose any more.[​IMG]Please only positive replies. I am not going to cull her.

    PLEASE ANSWER SOON! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I didn't see this post until now.

    Is Ruby OK?
     
  3. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but she didn't make it.[​IMG]
     
  4. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'm sorry.
     

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