Need help with my sick chick please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GibsonChicks4U, Feb 22, 2014.

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  1. GibsonChicks4U

    GibsonChicks4U Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick who will not stand to eat or drink she lays down all the time and if she moves she scoots, she will eat and drink but only when I move her to it or do so manually. Any thought she laying down and will have like one foot out and a wing out
     
  2. GibsonChicks4U

    GibsonChicks4U Out Of The Brooder

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    I separated it because the others will be eating drinking and moving around this one wouldn't any thought
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a newborn doing the same thing. Scooting around on it's butt. The legs aren't normal and it will probably never walk. But I see no need to separate mine. It's not a disease that others will catch. And the other chicks snuggle up with it when they sleep. If they are going to have a short life we might as well make it pleasant.
     
  4. GibsonChicks4U

    GibsonChicks4U Out Of The Brooder

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    Any tips on getting it to eat or something and I've taken him out with me in a shoebox and he will stand up fine
     
  5. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good that it can stand. I just sprinkle food in front of it and mine will nibble a little. But I'm not having much luck getting him to drink.
    One thing that chicks do like is scrambled egg mashed up real fine. Sometimes they will eat that when they won't eat anything else.
    I have had chicks that were just lazy and would rather eat sitting down.[​IMG]
     
  6. GibsonChicks4U

    GibsonChicks4U Out Of The Brooder

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    How should I go about it never walking?
     
  7. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it doesn't improve then I guess you'll have to make the decision about whether to keep a crippled chicken or put it down. I kept one for 2 years until it died. She wasn't able to walk at all but I built a little high chair so she could exercise her legs and she laid on her side the rest of the time in a cage. She went on camping trips with us and the kids all loved her because they could carry her around and play with her. But it's like having a helpless baby around that never grows up. I don't regret keeping her but not everyone would want to do it. It's a tough decision that I wouldn't wish for anyone.[​IMG]
     
  8. GibsonChicks4U

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    Yeah sucks,...,
     
  9. CarlieO

    CarlieO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if your chick was vaccinated for Mareks? Those are the exact symptoms of Mareks disease.
     
  10. GibsonChicks4U

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    I'm not sure I can call and ask, I got them from tractor supply company and have them on medicated chick starter. Anything I can do for it?
     
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