Injured chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aidenbaby, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was at The Mercantile and I saw a blue andalusian that was seperated. After inquiring about it, I was told that it had been squished in the box by the other chicks and one of the eyes may be injured. Well, of course, I have a soft heart and didn't want to leave the poor thing there and so was given the chick. ATM, it is very tired but won't lay down to rest. The store didn't have grogel but I bought some electrolytes from them. Is there anything else I can do to try to bring it around?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Polyvisol (without iron) dribbled on its beak every day might help. Good food, a warm brooder and somebody that cares are probably the most important things.
    Good luck
     
  3. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, it isn't looking good. I've mixed up 1/10 tsp of the vitamin/electrolyte powder with about 2 1/2 cups of water and got about .5 ml in the chick. The eye is definitely injured and I think there is probably swelling in the brain as well because it seems to lose it's balance VERY easily. When I put her down the first time she went in circles 2-3 times before she stood still. This time I put her back into a corner that she could feel and she didn't back up or spin. I just went in to check on her and she is laying alone under the light trying to sleep.

    Please forgive me for keeping calling her "it", I'm trying not to become too attached with her until I know she's out of the woods.

    I'll update this in about 2 hours.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You're doing the right things: nutrition & rest.

    Hang in there. [​IMG]
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    The circling and balance problems could be a vitamin deficiency.
     
  6. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully, the vitamins I'm giving her will help then. She's currently sleeping in the foot half of a baby sock in my hand. I think she's finally comfortable because she isn't peeping and isn't fighting the sock. She occassionally jerks her head though either to one side, the other or back.

    Another thing that cropped up, due to everything else, is that she hasn't eaten yet.
     
  7. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's still here. I force feed the electo-vita-water every time she wakes and starts peeping. She opens the injured eye and I don't know if she can see anything or not. Her balance is still WAY off. She will stand up and if I let her she will go completely backwards. I've been putting her down with her back against a corner so she doesn't lose her balance.
     

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