Lethargic chick!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    We're new at chickens and just noticed one of our 6 week old red stars is sick. She is just laying there, apparently panting and salivating. What do we do? What is it?? Other 15 seem to be ok...for now...please help!
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    first of all, seperate it from the other chicks and maybe if you dip its beak in sugar it will purk up and start to eat. If she is panting and is under the heat sourse in your brooder, take the light away, because you don't want to get it hotter than it already is. If you fell that she is cold but panting that probobly means she has a feaver---then you might need to buy her appropriet anti-biotics.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    It was reasonably warm here today - 70 degrees - so we didn't have the lamp on. Already separated her from the others and she is very lethargic. How do we know what the appropriate antibiotic is? Feed stores are closed and we are unprepared.
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    dip her beak into sugar water till she purks up if that doesn;t work then don't worry--- I am doing a search.......
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Happy to report that she seems to have perked up!! She is resting comfortably. We gave her some sugar water and now she's napping with her beak under her wing. Thanks and I'll keep you posted!!
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    If she was salivating, she might've gotten into something that made her sick...glad that she's feeling better.
     
  7. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I new that would work!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Thank you both so much for your prompt responses. She is doing just fine. I am thinking she was a little dehydrated. She might not be aggressive enough to force her way to the waterer so we will have to keep an eye on that. Thank you again!
     
  9. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    If she starts to have problems again--We will help you [​IMG]
     

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