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Help! Two Day Old Chick Is Sick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TwinsLoveChicks, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Songster

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    Just two days ago a tiny baby chick named Joy was born and she isn't acting like a normal two day old chick. She's smaller than she should be, she has tiny feet, and the membrane on her eggshell when she first hatched wasn't healthy. What can I do to help her? Would electrolyte water help? Please answer soon!
    Thanks!


    -TwinsLoveChicks
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    SaveAChick electrolytes with vitamins added to her water, or Poultry Nutri-drench or Poultry Cell 1 ml orally daily plus all of the water you can get her to drink by dipping her beak would be best. Keep her warm enough, around 90-95 F to prevent her from chilling. Infection sounds like it could be a problem, and that can be a common problem with chicks hatched at home. How does her umbilical stump look? Sprinkle some chick crumbles on a paper towel around her feet so that she will start eating. Good luck, and keep us posted.
     
  3. TwinsLoveChicks

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    Thank you so much for answering, but she died the same day I posted this. I think she would have made it. I'm pretty sure her mother accidentally stepped on her neck.[​IMG]
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    Sorry that you lost her.
     

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