Listless silkie chick, 2 weeks old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sucker4Silkies, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Sucker4Silkies

    Sucker4Silkies New Egg

    Sep 27, 2015
    Port Townsend
    What's best protocol for a listless chick? I syringed h20 with vitamins and electrolytes along with a little bit of liquified food. Just picked up save-a-chic probiotics. What else? I am severely bummed I allowed a 2 week old to stray from his buddies and the warming apparati...he died alone cold in a corner..but now I am wondering if he was sick as well. Anyway, back to little sort-of-alive chick. He is NOT wanting to hang out with his buddies and brooder surrogate. Any advice greatly appreciated. thanks.
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    Does he have any other signs of a disease? Watery poops, runny nose, etc.? I would separate the listless one into a separate brooder to prevent the spread of disease, if indeed he is sick. Probiotics are always a great thing to boost their immune systems.

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