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I think my chick is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sammy4u, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. sammy4u

    sammy4u New Egg

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    She fell into her water pan and now she can't even walk properly and shivering, i dont know what to do im so scared :(
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    warm her up as fast as possible and get her dry. The best way to dry the chick is with a hair blowdryer don't set it on the hottest setting though. You need to get the "water pan" out of there and get a conventional waterer from a feed store
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Can you wrap her in wash cloth while placing her under a heat lamp? How old is she? I would go get a chick waterer at your feed store. Water pans are dangerous to chicks. I take my pans up when I have broody hens raising chicks after watching a week old chick fall into one once. Luckily I got her out in time. Chicks are very drawn to water for the first 10 days, and will climb up on pans and lose their balance easily. Hope your chick recovers.

    I think the hairdryer suggestion is better than mine.
     
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  4. sammy4u

    sammy4u New Egg

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    she's 2 weeks old and i just dried her with paper towels and put her in her cage
     
  5. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to warm that chick up I'm sure the down is still wet
     
  6. sammy4u

    sammy4u New Egg

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    i don't have my blowdrier right now, how else can i dry her?
     
  7. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cuddle it up in a towel hold her under the heat lamp (don't burn her) and gently rub her with the towel to get dry
     
  8. sammy4u

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    I'll try it hopefully she'll get better, i bonded with her and i couldn't see her like this, my last two chicks fell ill and died recently now it's just only her.
     
  9. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to get her a friend or 2 to grow up with
     

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