my baby is dying help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Absrana, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Absrana

    Absrana Just Hatched

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    I discovered this morning that one of my chicks was not moving I thought he was dead but then saw him breathing but quite quickly he soon woke up after I gave him water but now he is just sleeping breathing fast and barley walking and when he does walk he walks slow and falls over.
    He is 2 days old and was perfectly healthy the other day running and eating fine.
    does anyone know what this is.
    I really don't want him to die.
    Also the bedding in the brooder in toilet paper for now I wanted to add the pine shavings when they were a week old because I thought they might eat the pine.
     
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  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Check his vent to make sure he doesn't have pasty butt. Do you have any electrolites to put in the water?
     
  3. Absrana

    Absrana Just Hatched

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    no he does not have a pasty vent and no I don't have electrolites
     
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  4. Absrana

    Absrana Just Hatched

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    also ive noticed that he cant walk properly every time he tries he seems to go belly flat and legs going backwards
     
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Could he possibly have spraddled legs? Take a bandaid and cut it in half and wrap around his legs. Make sure he can move his legs to walk. See if that helps.
     
  6. Absrana

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    I think that might be the case but at times he just flops over like hes dead and kinda gasps for a second then gets better
     
  7. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Try and hand feed him and make sure he is drinking too. I hope he makes it, good luck.
     
  8. Absrana

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    [​IMG]thanks
     
  9. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    How is the little one doing?
     
  10. Absrana

    Absrana Just Hatched

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    unfortunately he died but all my other chicks are well and have started to feather
     

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