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Lethargic chick?? Help!

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

  1. Rindee

    Rindee Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    so sorry
     
  4. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    iagojames New Egg

    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]
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    Percy at approx 10 days old

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    Percy at approx 6mths old & his Girls

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

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