hi guys could use some help! please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pink lady, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Ok so this is "brave heart ❤️ " he was the first chick I attempted to put under a broody hen the others I couldn't sneak them in. ( the landlords did that next night) as all chicks and chickens the belong to them. Brave heat had half his face peak at by mum on day one. She is Head hen and is a bit rough & a bit of a bully and this is the first time she's ever had chicks I don't think she meant to hurt him/her she was just a bit rough but he survived and four weeks has seemed to be doing well. Up until yesterday he/she has been running around the backyard happy and healthy. We had our first taste of winter here in south Australian yesterday was cold wet and windy. The chicken are all running around getting food then Hinding under a big tree in the backyard where they all sleep. I found brave heart in the middle of one of the footpaths mulch not concrete he didn't run barely moved and gave me a quiet peep when I picked him up as I am hand raising two inside I already had a heat lamp set up raced inside and placing underneath and he did not pick up I've separated him into another box with another heat lamp and have given him a good water every 20 minutes overnight he is looking a little bit better. But is so weak can barely stand when I move him towards the food he just slowly crawls back to the light and is a lot lot smaller than the other four birds more than I realized. Could it be from the Head injury or maybe he's picked up something? he's not showing any symptoms other them being lethargic and weak.???? we got them on the 25th of February so 4 weeks old the others are around 144g-170g but brave heart is only 70g. i have worming stuff but i still see no improvement. please please can anyone help me[​IMG][​IMG]

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us but so sorry to hear about little Brave Heart. Sounds to me like you're doing pretty much everything you can - not sure if he picked up anything but a concussion - he seems to be in shock over his pecking episode. Here's a link to the Emergencies Forum where you might consider posting: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    Hope Brave Heart gets better soon! Thank you for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope the ER folks can help you out with Brave Heart.

    Best wishes!
  4. thanks for the welcome guys I had posted on the emergencies page but haven't really had many replys so have just been posting it everywhere. In the hopes someone can help. he's still hanging in there. when i move him need the food and water he just moves back over to the light. sits down and stays there. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think he may be in shock from the injury, and when like that they don't eat or drink. It's best to have them warm and in a darkened, quiet area, so hopefully he will come out of it.
    The fact that he is so light , I wonder if he is a "failure to thrive chick," Was he so much smaller from the beginning, or all of a sudden not gaining weight. Did his mother peck
    off his ear - I can't see it, and wonder what other damage she caused him. He probably should have had vet attention to his wound when he first got hurt. Sounds like he got very chilled on the concrete - maybe the other chicks turned him away. Chicks will bully anyone that seems weaker. They also may have been running over him & pushing him around which made his condition deteriorate.

    If he makes it thru this day, maybe you can start giving his water, drop by drop You could put a tiny bit of sugar in the water to try & entice him.. If he allows you to do that you could also try giving him raw egg yolk from the dropper as well.

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