I have a sick baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dizzychicky, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Dizzychicky

    Dizzychicky In the Brooder

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    I received my first chicks via usps yesterday (04/24/19). There were 17 in total and 16 of them or happy little peepers. There is one though that arrived to us with spraddle leg or splay leg. We got her legs in a homemade brace and she is definitely standing better now. However through the night last night she took a turn for the worse and became very weak. I don't know that she ate or drank anything lastnight. Today however i have spent my day making sure she gets water every 20 min. In this water i have added the tiniest bit of sugar and acv. Also there is some brewers yeast because of some of the symptoms she was having. And offering chicken gruel (starter feed mixed with water until it became a paste). At the last watering and feeding she pooped but it was all liquid and looked black. I know a lot of people would tell me to cull her but i want to give her every chance if there is a remote possability she could pull through. Are there any helpful tips tricks or just plain old chicken wisdom that will get us through this?
     
  2. chicken heven

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    Make magic water
    This is the recipe for magic water:
    1/4 cup of honey
    2 cups water
    1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
    Only use this hole thing Once share half with other chicks.
     
  3. Dizzychicky

    Dizzychicky In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Making it right now
     
  4. chicken heven

    chicken heven Songster

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    That’s what I do to boost there immune system.
     
  5. chicken heven

    chicken heven Songster

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    A clove of garlic in there helps to.
     
  6. JBG acres

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    Best of luck with your sick little one :fl
     
  7. Dizzychicky

    Dizzychicky In the Brooder

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    Do i mince the garlic or just smash it and drop it in?
     
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  8. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Songster

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    Poor baby!
    Hope your chick gets better! Don’t give up!
     
  9. chicken heven

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    Mince it
     
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