HELP

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sara02, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. sara02

    sara02 New Egg

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    I have a new baby chick about a week old. I came home and it was just sitting down with its eyes closed. I picked it up amd it didn't move at all. It kept losing balance if I tried to stand it up. Please help
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC. You may want to cross post this to the Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures forum for more opinions.

    Is it under heat? Is it in with any other chicks? Is its vent pasted?

    Make sure it has access to a heat lamp (but can also move away from the heat if needed), and offer it electrolytes in its water if you haven't already. Make sure none of the other chicks are picking at it and make sure it's vent is clean.

    Some loss is to be expected with young chicks. Aside from making sure they are physically OK, keeping them under heat, and offering them electrolytes, there is little that can be done for sickly chicks. Either it will survive or it will not.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. QMisha has given you some excellent advice already, so I'll just say a big hello. [​IMG]

    Fingers crossed for your chick

    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you're chick will make it. [​IMG]
     
  5. sara02

    sara02 New Egg

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    I did all I could thanks for y'alls help but it didn't make it. [​IMG]
     
  6. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm sorry for your loss. It's sad when it happens, but sometimes in spite of all we do, chicks are lost. I hope any others you have are doing all right.

    Thanks for joining us.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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