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Much help needed with suffering baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Smiley Chicks, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Smiley Chicks

    Smiley Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't post the video but need help. Water given with medicine dropper but no improvement. Chick is constantly trying to chirp but it's very low and is struggling. Any advice
     
  2. thebulg

    thebulg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the chick? Is it eating? Is it moving around on its own at all?
     
  3. Smiley Chicks

    Smiley Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    shes 4 days old she's just laying there not going to water or food after giving her water she flops around.
     
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  4. Smiley Chicks

    Smiley Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a video that I can't load to show how she's acting
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    When she chirps is she trying to go the the bathroom? Is her bottom (vent ) clean? Or does it have debris on it? Have you checked to see if she is plugged in her vent? Does your brooder have a warm and a cool area? Was she ever able to stand? Eat? Poor baby, what do her poops look like? Will she take water if offered? Has she ever?
     
  6. thebulg

    thebulg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to say this, but there is a reasonable chance she isn't going to make it. Instead of starter feed, could you attempt to give her some plain yogurt or a mashed up scrambled egg? You should absolutely check her vent for signs of blockage, check her crop, and make sure she is warm enough, but a chick who cannot feed herself is not a good sign. I am so sorry, but i am hoping you can get her figured out and save her.
     
  7. Smiley Chicks

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    Her vent is clear and no she won't go to water or food. She did stand when we got her but not well.
     
  8. Smiley Chicks

    Smiley Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank tou I'm trying and I know some don't make it. Just trying to help her along. She does move away while trying to give her water and she won't take the food even when I put in front of her
     

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