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New chick is not doing well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by citygirlfarmer3, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. citygirlfarmer3

    citygirlfarmer3 Out Of The Brooder

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    We just picked up a new group of 4 chickens and 5 ducks plus "males added for warmth". One of the males added for warmth is not doing well. How hard should I try to keep this baby alive? Not moving. He was found away from the heat lamp (and cold). When I moved him under the heat lamp the others trampled him. Right now he is under my desk with a space heater and a warmed rice bag. Very lethargic. Doesn't drink. He has been this way for the 5 hours we have had them. Am I doing more harm than good dipping his beak in water? Thanks Becky (I hate to see him this way)
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any cod liver oil? This really helps chicks when they are lethargic. Only a couple of drops. If you don't have that, a fish oil? Dipping the beak in water is important, he needs to stay hydrated if you want to give him a fighting chance.
     
  3. citygirlfarmer3

    citygirlfarmer3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I have some Cod Liver Oil tablet I cut open.
     
  4. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will work. This will definitely increase his chances. Tell me how he does.
     
  5. citygirlfarmer3

    citygirlfarmer3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to report he didn't make it. Becky
     
  6. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very sorry to here that. I hope your others stay healthy.[​IMG]
     

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