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little silkie chick not drinking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenman486, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. chickenman486

    chickenman486 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a silkie and it is laying on the ground with it wings spread out. So I gave it some water then it like spit/puked it back up. Then it tried to sleep but when it put its head down it would open its beak and lift it up. Any idea of whats wrong?
     
  2. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no idea but is it dehydrated ? so maybe it can't get water in through it's digestive tract ? is it too hot there?
     
  3. chickenman486

    chickenman486 Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont think so because my heat lamp is at the top of the box and the box is pretty big
     

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