I think she's dying... advice PLEASE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SeaChick, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    hey all,

    Well our little "chirper" all of a sudden is acting ill.
    PLEASE let us know if there's anythign we can do!

    3-day old RIR chick, had been perfectly fine and spunky (if you read the crying thread, she was a loud complainer and extra alert and hyper, but certainly not acting sick!!)

    I check them for pasty butts every few hours and earlier this afternoon saw a white goo on her vent. Cleaned her up and put her back in the brooder. Now suddenly she is acting ill: falling asleep but not becoming awake in the normal way when jostleed by the others or being picked up, seems to be breathing heavily. Same white gooey poop on her again, I cleaned her off again. If she is awake and walking its in a sort of slow-motion, stumbling way, and she's not all rushing about eating and drinking like the others.

    Compared to how spunky she was until earlier today, it makes me VERY worried.

    Oh, yes, she is also not growing like the others. She's still small and everyone else has grown a lot in 2 days...

    Is there anything I should be doing?

    Thank you!
    Stacey
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2008
  2. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    :) Hi
    Are you giving them V&E in the water?

    If you think he is weak and the others are wareing him out
    You may want to seperate him to get the rest he needs.
    :)

    Wish I knew what to tell ya

    [​IMG]
     
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I think she's too far gone. My mom Stacey is just holding her under a light to kee her warm and she's just sleeping and barely aware. we just put V&E in the water today- just a little bit. Mom just got her to drink a little regular water but she's completely disinterested in anything and has white doo oozing out of her vent.

    Please everyone send positive energy to poor little Valentina. I hope she makes it.... Please please please if you know of anything that can help PLEASE reply VERY QUICKLY!!!!!

    [​IMG]:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:jumpy

    Thanx
    Olivia
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    poor baby. I hope she makes it for you [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Put some sugar in the vit & E water and see if you can get her to drink some by putting drops from your finger to her beak

    :-(
     
  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Her crop is full of food but its not digesting and the goo's still coming
    HELP PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE:hit
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *White poo usually means serious stressors of some kind, and since she's been screaming for something we haven't been able to figure out and resolve for 3 days. . . . I've been kinda wondering abt a food allergy or something. Diluted Papaya juice might help if its digestion related. Or a crushed papaya tablet in water. . . Walgreen's or any drug store oughta have em.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2008
  8. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    do you think we should try egg yolk?
     
  9. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Very labored breathing ;opening and closing beak
     
  10. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Egg is good but if her crop is full then you don't want to over stuff her.

    I just worry she may need some water to digest the dry food she has in her crop..

    So Wish I could Help :-(
     

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