HELP...what do you do when a chick is dying?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blueheaven, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick who is 3 days old and not doing well - at least 18 hours. Does not move, but still breathing??!!!
     
  2. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell us more....eating? drinking? pooing? Pasty butt? give us more details...if you can.....[​IMG]
     
  3. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no pasty butt...not eating, drinking. i dip her beak in water and she flutters a bit. she does not open her eyes. she just lays there and does nothing. has not moved in over 18 hours.

    what do i do?????
     
  4. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try giving it water with a dropper but sounds like it may be to far gone.I would cull it (baking soda and vinegar) most human way.
     
  5. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about her crop? does it seem large? or her belly? is her belly larger than the others?
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    What about the temps in the brooder? Can you add electrolytes to the water?
     
  7. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all other (9) chicks doing great!

    dying chick will not drink anything. i keep trying to dip beak in water...but she flutters when i do it.

    i just hate thinking of taking her life, but do not want her to suffer if there is no chance she can make it!
     
  8. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get an eyedropper and try sugar water or better yet, Gatoraide...did you have her shipped to you? She probably needs fluids...she may be dehydrated and that needs to be corrected immediately....
     
  9. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. will go try sugar water...
    will keep you posted!

    any other thoughts?

    yes, she was shipped on tues. she was doing GREAT.
     
  10. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she didn't handle the shipping well....please get her hydrated...you may just be able to save this baby..don't give up yet...
     

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