is my chick sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sheeshshe, May 18, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    I have a 1 1/2 week old chick and I noticed that she seemed constipated yesterday. her poops were coming out in small little poops one by one instead of one large poop. and then there appeared to be one stuck in there that she was triying to get out but failed.

    today she's laying around a lot more and she shakes her head to the side like in a little twitch. she's laying on me right now. she's eating and drinking... but when I gave the others some corn earlier she didn't join in on the chase for it. she just stood there.

    she has a billion feathers poking through right now.

    how do I know if she's really sick? and if she is, what can I do for her?

    thank you.
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Check her behind & make sure it is not pasted up with poo.
    Are you offering chick grit? If you're feeding them anything besides chick starter they need grit to digest it.
    See if she'll eat some mashed up hard boiled eggs with some plain cultured yoghurt.

    I hope she gets better!
  3. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    OK, I'll try the foods.

    I had put some dirt in there yesterday when I fed them a spaghetti noodle. and they are dirt outside when I brought them out the other day for 10 min. so I think she's getting enough in the dirt dept I hope??

    I'll put some more in there just in case [​IMG]
  4. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    I read somewhere on here that molases in the water helps if they are constipated.

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