I think my foster chick is sick!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MonkeyZero, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well I havent posted since my computer is being weird well anyways.

    About 6 days ago, i went outside to feed the chicks. When the foster chick was running to the food, it flipped over and broke off its one whole to nail. So i cleaned it up and all and left it in the coop. The next day a scab, all was ok. Then 2 days ago, he managed to fly up onto the fence, about 5.5 ft tall. So i grabbed him and clipped his wing(the right way). But befroe, when i picked him up, he threw up a greenish egg yolky watery liquid. It smelled BAD!!!. So I kept him in a warm dark place in the house. Then today i went outside. He didnt run away like normal. He walked. He wobbled A LOT, and didnt walk normally. Hes puffed up too. I looked for mites, fleas ticks, nothing. Then when I was putting them into the coop, he ran and fell face first, so I picked him up. I didnt realize I forgot to close the coop. He was out in a dark corner thats a dark nest box actually. Curled up. I dont know whats wrong. Hes in the coop nest box, hiding. Any ideas.

    When he threw up I gave him electrolytes. I dont know whats wrong. Hes the smallest one.
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Check his crop, it may be impacted if he threw up very smelly stuff. His crop should be full and big by night and then close to empty in the morning. If it is still full and hard in the morning, it may be impacted.
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I went to check on it this morning. It was dead. How should I dispose of it. Can I bury it DEEP in the run?

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