Lathargic chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pats Poultry, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    I have a really lethargic 8 week old chick. She was great this morning, eating,drinking, and scratching. I noticed this afternoon that she is just sitting wanting to close her eyes.I would guess that she has bee like this for about 2- hours. I am at a loss. have no idea what it could be. Hopefully someone can guide me in the right direction.
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would isolate her immediately in a warm room with food and water.Offer her scrambled eggs.Once she is in there for a while see if she pooped.Then post it.
     
  3. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She pooped right before I posted this. I tried to give her some water with a eye dropper. Got a little bit in her but not much. She is in the house as we speak. I will scramble an egg now and see if she will eat. I am afraid that we are going to lose her.
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you take a pic of the poop?
     
  5. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she was in with the other two chicks at the time she pooped and it has been scratched over but I did not notice any thing to different but not sure what I am looking for. How much water should I try to give her. Just scrambled an egg and she did not want any of it?????
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fill your hand with some water and dip her beak(Give her time to drink)About five sips will be fine.
     
  7. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should I give her some electrolytes
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,That would be great.
     
  9. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for being here for us. I just gave her a couple of eye droppers of water with electrolytes. They were only about half full so I would guess 6 or seven drops got in her. Should I keep trying to give here more in a few minutes
     
  10. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also what is the reason for isololation. Really new to this
     

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