help with silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teebo, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. teebo

    teebo In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2007
    [​IMG]2 of my chicks are not acting normal,one has a hard crop,and acts lethargic. i have been giving her some vitamins & electrolytes,i have seen her eat just very little,other one makes loud chirping noises when its trying to poo,it strains a lot .what can i do to help these week old babies??????????
  2. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    make it sound like more of an emergency on the topic, I know they will help you...
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    The one trying to poo, does it have dried poop on its butt? Sometimes they can get that and it actually dries over their anus and they cant go poo and can die a painful death. You can get it moistened with a cotton ball and warm water (baby bottle warm, not scalding warm) and loosen it that way and peel it off. Keep an eye and pull off any dried poop before it crusts up and usually they get over it themselves. You can feed that one yogurt.

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