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Injured Chick, Can't get up, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WiseOwl5, May 4, 2016.

  1. WiseOwl5

    WiseOwl5 Out Of The Brooder

    Ok, we have a chick that had breathing problems and I got home and saw it limp on the brooder floor. I tried gently nudging it to see if it would get up and it did, but then shrieked in pain and laied back down. We are so worried for it. Help! It also has a little bit of poop stuck to it's butt, if that could be what's wrong. I think it got trampled by another one maybe. Sorry for my grammer, I am a little shaky right now. Please reply quick!
     
  2. WiseOwl5

    WiseOwl5 Out Of The Brooder

    It seems to be breathing heavily, but it has always done that it seems like.
     
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    Try cleaning the poop off with a warm wet paper towel. I don't really know what you can do...it doesn't sound good. How old is it?
     
  4. WiseOwl5

    WiseOwl5 Out Of The Brooder

    It's about a week old.
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    Are the eyes opened or closed? Laying on side or kind of sitting? I assume it is on the side because you said the chick is limp. If it is breathing hard, eyes closed and laying on the side you might lose it. [​IMG] I'm really sorry I can't help you better. Separate it from any other chickens and clean the poop off, but other than that I don't know.
     
  6. WiseOwl5

    WiseOwl5 Out Of The Brooder

    :( It died. It's not breathing. We got the blockage removed and then it died.
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]Sometimes things like this happen and it is awful. I hope your others do better.
     
  8. WiseOwl5

    WiseOwl5 Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you for your help. The others are doing well though.
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    That's good. Really sorry I couldn't help more, but this chick didn't sound very healthy. There was probably nothing you could do to save it. [​IMG] I've been there and it isn't fun.
     

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