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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by parkerpeeps, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. parkerpeeps

    parkerpeeps In the Brooder

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    Yesterday we had 6 chicks. This is our second batch. We have 5 hens from 2 years ago. Last night we lost a seemingly healthy chick. She was fine at 3pm. Dead by 7pm. The rest were active and acting normal. Today I checked on them at 730am, my husband checked at 11am and I checked again at 330pm. Again, all seemed normal. They're all about a week old. We got home at 6pm and the silver laced is barely breathing and mostly unresponsive. I tried giving her some water and raw egg and I can't even get her to open her beak. We've got her wrapped in a warm towel and snuggling her. Is she lost too? What else can I try? The dead one Last night was a Buff Orpington.
     

  2. parkerpeeps

    parkerpeeps In the Brooder

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    Maybe some good news... She seems to be trying to chirp and I was able to give her some yolk. She ate it at least.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Do you have any SaveAChick electrolytes with vitamins? That would be good to get her to take with a dropper or by dipping her beak. Until you get some, you can add 1 tsp of sugar and a pinch of salt to a quart of water, or use some pedialyte or Gatorade warmed. Hope you can save her.
     
  4. MotherhenXOXO

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    I'm probably not gonna be much help, but do you have them under a heat lamp? Also, when you try giving the baby water just put little drops on top of the beak that may help with the water.
     
  5. parkerpeeps

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    I don't. I will try and get some tomorrow.
     
  6. parkerpeeps

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    Yes they are under a heat lamp. We have them inside the house tonight as well. It's supposed to be a little colder than it was.
     
  7. parkerpeeps

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    She's gone. :( I feel so bad. I've never had a chick die and now 2 in 24 hours.
     

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  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss. Hopefully the others will make it.
     
  10. MotherhenXOXO

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    I am so sorry you lost your baby. Loss is extremely hard. I wish you luck.
     

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