Lethargic chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bcjlemaire, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. bcjlemaire

    bcjlemaire Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    We recently purchased 10 chicks about 3 weeks ago. All seem to be doing quite well. Except for this one for the last couple days, shes (hopefully she's a she!.....don't know yet) has been quite lethargic, not moving around , just standing there, wings kinda hanging down. I gave her some droplets of water through a syringe and she drank some, but am concerned what is going on with her. She wont eat when I try hand feeding her. Any suggestions of what else I can do?
    thanks!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    How is your chick?
    Can you post some photos or a video of her?
    What does her poop look like ? Any runny poop with mucous or blood?


    Keep her hydrated and add some poultry vitamins to her water. Try offering wet chick starter with a little chopped egg to see if she will eat.

    Let us know how she is doing.
     
  3. bcjlemaire

    bcjlemaire Out Of The Brooder

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    Our little chick didn't make it. [​IMG] I'm still not sure what happened. She just quit eating and drinking and was just sitting there . I tried hand feeding and gave her water thru a syringe. I suppose unfortunately these things happen. It's just heartbreaking. This is the first time we've ever done chickens. We have 9 others that are doing well. Thank you for your reply.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss[​IMG]

    It's hard to know what ails little ones. I'm glad the others are doing well.
     

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