Need help with chick found outside

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken legs, May 23, 2008.

  1. chicken legs

    chicken legs Out Of The Brooder

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    found a chick flobbin cross the road...very young! 2-3 days old...tried sugar water...now what?
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  2. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    first and for most it needs to be in a box with a heat lite on it. put some marbles in a water dish so that it does not drown.
    was it attacked by another animal or predator?
     
  3. chicken legs

    chicken legs Out Of The Brooder

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    it's in makeshift brooder...not drinking much...Bodynsoul in chat said not to worry about food until it's drinking better...not sure it will make it thru the night. It has 2 wounds (Look to be surface) on back....seems to have narrowly escaped a predator. Water is in there but it does not go and drink from it.

    ANY suggestions are greatly appreciated?
     
  4. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat lamp! What's the temp in the brooder?? Can you get the wounds clean? Gently? It needs to be warm & quiet!
     
  5. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    try and help it drink.. it might bee to weak.
     
  6. chicken legs

    chicken legs Out Of The Brooder

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    The makeshift brooder is about 100F. Have done my best for the night with help from everybody...thanks to all of you








    oh...


    and a special thanks to my veterinary hospital whose answering service suggested that I call the emergency hospital who then promptly informed me that they "don't do" wildlife but gladly gave me their web address [​IMG] WUH?
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  7. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    u know what.. that might not be a cicken chick. might be a pheasent chick... or something else... hmmmmmm doesnt look like a chicken chick... good luck.. if it is a pheasent chick it would be much older than 3 days. just by size judgement.. try looking pheasent chicks up on google or something... or that sight that i posted eartlyer.... might have game bird info.. good luck! ohh.. and it might need spesial feed ... idk.
     
  8. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    or a quail.. or chucker... etc...... sry for all the posts [​IMG]
     
  9. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor thing. I am praying for the little one. I sure hopes it makes it.
     
  10. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I don't see any sign of a comb. I'm not experienced in all the different breeds of chickens and their development but I think you have something besides a chicken.

    100 in the brooder might be too warm.
     

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