help! sick chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by grace6691, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. grace6691

    grace6691 Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my 8 week old chicks has suddenly become very lethargic and weak. while all the other chicks are playing, she has just been sleeping, and she is normally very skittish but has been sleeping enough that i can just hold her while she sleeps. she doesnt look sick, but hasnt been walking fully upright. she is also quieter. what is this and what do i do?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    breed? What is the housing/environment (is she outside on the ground) What are the temps where you are? did you have them on med starter? What are her poos like?
    I would separate so you can monitor her better...if you suspect she is drinking insufficiently add electrolytes to the waterer.
     
  3. grace6691

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    shes an ameraucana, it's 92* so i brought her inside to cool down and she's drinking and eating medicated feed. she hasnt pooed in a while, but when she did it looked ok.. brown with white. everything seems fine except that she just won't really wake up, and when she walks she just is kind of hunched over. she is living outside with the other chicks in a stall of a barn
     
  4. grace6691

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    come on guys please... also she sneezed once. she just pooped again and it was a pretty big one - no problems there haha. but still, this isn't normal behavior. is there anythign i can do or buy to make her better?
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    I would have a faecal done... keep her comfortable (avoid heat stress) and ensure she is drinking and eating sufficiently [​IMG]
     
  6. priszilla

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    birds hide illnesses well-they don't usually show symptoms till they are really sick-a fecal is a good idea--a whole vet visit if possible even.
     
  7. grace6691

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    I don't know if she's even gonna make it through the night - her breathing is really shallow and she's kinda just lying there in her box. I feel terrible but I can't really afford a visit to the vet
     
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    she died
     

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