Lethargic chick?? Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rindee, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Rindee

    Rindee In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    I just got my 7 little chickies this morning. They had sent an extra silkie that was dead upon arrival, but everything else I ordered was alive. There have been 2 that have been lethargic all morning. One seems to be sleeping alot, but helping herself to water now and then, but the other I think is going downhill fast.
    She will drink if I put her beak in the water, but this time when I went to check on her, she was all splayed out. I picked her up and had hardly any response. I tried to give her a drink, but she wouldn't even stay upright when I set her back down to swallow.
    I checked her bum, and it seems clean and clear...
    What do I do??
  2. Rindee

    Rindee In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    Nevermind. From the time it took to type that messege, I went back to check on her and it was too late. She's passed on to Chicken Heaven. My daughter will be so sad... [​IMG]
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    so sorry
  4. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Oh, I'm so sorry! Many hugs for your dd.
  5. iagojames

    iagojames Hatching

    So sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG] fingers crossed the others are all ok ...just in case any of them look a little peaky try contacting your vet for some Baytril i know when my Chicks (at approx
    12/ 14 days old) were poorly (similar symptoms to your Chick) our vet gave us some baytril in a syringe to make them Drink and it saved Purdy Bird ...now called Percy Bird as he turned out to be a Cockeral [​IMG]
    Percy at approx 10 days old

    Percy at approx 6mths old & his Girls

    Good luck with them & please keep us posted [​IMG]

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