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My daughter brought home a sick chick, need some advice please.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Standard Hen, May 22, 2008.

  1. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Yesterday I got 6 chicks from my feed store to add to my evr growing flock. Four RIR's and two black sex links. Tonight my daughter came home with another black sex link that she said all the other chicks were picking on something terrible and she could not leave it there. It's foot is curled under and it seems very weak, just wants to cuddle with the others which they do not seem to be picking on her yet. I do not know if she will make it and I have no place to seclude her alone, I thought with the other chicks she would do better to keep warm.
    Any advice and what should I do for the foot. They are maybe 2-3 days old.
     
  2. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Songster

    [​IMG] hi


    Sounds to me that it needs to regain its strength and the legs will follow. Try sugar water. if it is just a leg issue try tapping the legs together with some slack in it to allow the chick to walk. only real cure is to seperate and nurture it back to health. Sorry cant be of more help.
     
  3. GloriaH

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    Try some scrambled egg with chick starter scrambled in it. That always seems to perk my weak chicks up...Gloria
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

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    If the foot is just curled under, all she needs is to have her toes taped down on a shoe. Get a piece of cardboard and cut it into a triangular shape just big enough to uncurl her toes and spread them out in a normal position. Tape them down with a bandaid. Every other day, remove the bandaids and see how her foot is. If needed, retape her toes on the shoe.
     
  5. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Thanks everyone for your advice but she did not make it. She was in bad shape and when I got up this morning and checked she was dead. At least we gave her a chance and got her out of that brooder at the feed store. [​IMG]
     
  6. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Awww...that is too bad. [​IMG] At least he was able to get away from those mean chicks at the feedstore and snuggle up with your chicks. That poor little guy Thanks for giving him a chance and letting him have some peace. You did everything you could. Sorry he didn't make it.

    Shelly
     
  7. Penske

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    Oh...I am so sorry...

    Lisa
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry for your loss, Standard...
    At least she went surrounded by love and compassion.
     
  9. chicken legs

    chicken legs In the Brooder

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    sorry...u tried [​IMG]
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    At least it did not die alone in a feed store...sorry little one did not make it.
     

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