In the Brooder
- Jan 18, 2012
So I just got a shipment of chicks from a mail order hatchery. They hatched and shipped on Monday and arrived Tuesday. There are 9 and all seem normal except the one. She is keeping her eyes shut except for opening them briefly while I gave her some water. I am feeding her water and electrolytes through an eye dropper and she is taking that but not doing much else. She keeps trying to sleep standing up and settling down with her butt in the air. I cleaned pasty butt twice and when last I saw her poo it was like white liquid. I have separated her from the others and she is under an infrared bulb. She's just so weak I'm worried for her. Tonight I'm going to try to run to the feed store and get some chicken meds. What else should I do? Does she need antibiotics?