Help! This chick is dying! I don't know what to do!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peacechick713, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Hello everyone!

    This morning I woke up to find one of my little 5-day-old chicks (who is can't stand up or walk) dying. It keeps trying to raise it's head and chokes when I try to give it water. I tried to hobble it but it doesn't work. It is gasping for air. It's been weak ever since hatching (It was a breach). It twists its head it cannot seem to keep its balance. Any help would be appreciated, I'm asking for @WildWyandott110

    Thanks
     
  2. Hello!

    I was just checking on my other chicks to find one trampled and dying! I don't know how this keeps happening! It's weak and cannot seem to move its left leg, I think it's broken. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. Clarity1210

    Clarity1210 Chirping

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    So sorry....
     
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  4. Thanks, I'm just hoping that I can help them... I'd hate to see them die as I've had a high mortality rate in the last week.
     
  5. Clubber1234

    Clubber1234 Free Ranging

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    Soo sorry
     
  6. Do you know anyone who might be able to help?
     
  7. Clubber1234

    Clubber1234 Free Ranging

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    Maybe a local vet?
     
  8. I don't know of any around me. I mean we have a vet but I don't think they help chickens.
     
  9. Clubber1234

    Clubber1234 Free Ranging

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    Oh,dear I don't know
     
  10. GracieJ

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    Have you checked to see he's/she's not choking on something? If not, it may be a neurological issue or respiratory...so sorry.

    Mother ducks do sometimes trample their babies, I lost one of mine that way. Are you sure it's broken? Can they walk on the leg? try feeding some water with niacin/brewer's yeast to help. I'm not sure what else you can do.

    Hope you get some help x
     

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