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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ginbart, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I have a chick 2 days old. I have tried everything to get it to walk. It just won't stand. I have a container, baking soda and vineger. How do I do it??????
     
  2. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    need more info... what are you trying to do?

    Not eating or drinking?

    What's up?

    D
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I'm sorry, no it's not eating or drinking and it can't stand. I thought it had S legs so I put band aids on it and it still couldn't stand. I had it sitting on a small cup hoping it would move it's legs and today when I got home I tried to sit it down and it just lays on its belly???? I don't want it to suffer.
     
  4. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Do the legs move at all? Perhaps she/he is just weak. Have you tried the sugar water, gatorade, Poly-vi-sol vitamines (without iron)... you don't want her to dehydrate. Can you get some yogurt in her?

    I know many say not to open their mouths and "force" feed, but I had a Silkie that was 2 days old, wouldn't eat or drink. My hubby sat for 2 hours giving sugar water and gatorade and yogurt via a dropper. At first he had to open her mouth with his nail... but then she started to happily open up.

    I thought she was a gonner, but she is doing great now. We also mixed gatorade with boiled egg yolk, made it pretty runny and used the dropper to get it in.

    D
     
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I did give her the Poly-vi-sol vitamines with water. No the legs do not move at all. She is a very big chick, the biggest one of them all. I thought it was because she was so big in the shell that her legs were bunched up. I gave her some yolks but her eyes are closed and she is doing nothing but laying there. I hate to say it but I don't want her to suffer I may cull her. [​IMG]

    I CULLED IT, NEVER MIND.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009

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