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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by abbeys6chicks, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. abbeys6chicks

    abbeys6chicks Hatching

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    I'm a new chicken owner an I just bought six baby chicks an I've had them for a couple days an they've been fine. But today they just started acting weird an one was in the water bowl an kinda drowned. So I took it out an gave it like mouth to beak an it started breathing again an now it's just laying in the sick box an its slightly breathing but it won't open its eyes or move or anything. I'm scared its gonna die or something what do I do???
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hi :welcome

    To me it sounds like it has aspirated water into its lungs and probably got very cold from the water. Cold can be a very fast killer of chicks. If this chick has got into the water I would suggest you put clean marbles/pebbles into your water dish as soon as possible to stop others from drowning. I can't say your chick will be ok. But post in the emergencies section for further help https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Sorry about your chick I hope it does pull round :hugs
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  3. N F C

    N F C ahoy mateys Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Sorry to hear about your chick. @Yorkshire coop has given you great advice about putting marbles in the chick's water and posting in the emergencies/diseases section.

    Hope things work out ok. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    Agree with the advice you have already received. Baby chicks just drop to sleep anywhere and the marbles can help avoid accidental drowning. Hope the chick makes it. Do make the changes in the water fount asap and avoid other issues.

    If you haven't already done so, please take a look at the Learning Center articles on raising baby chickens.
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing 5 Years

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    Sorry about the chick, I agree also with the above information.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    I'm sorry about the chick. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about your chick! [​IMG]It may have gotten water in its lungs. In that case, there isn't much you can do. I would let it rest and see if it pulls through.[​IMG]
     
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    If you have any questions, i'm here to help!! Just PM me!!

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Make sure the poor chick is warm enough and protected from the others so they don't walk all over it.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! Ditto of Yorkshire Coop's post.
     

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