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New Member, Sick Chick!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by djrazberryjamz, May 26, 2016.

  1. djrazberryjamz

    djrazberryjamz New Egg

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    Hi, I'm Sydney :) We have 6 chicks that are 3 weeks old. One, that i thought was maybe just a runt at first, is very ill. She barely moves, won't eat or drink, and has watery, bright yellow and green poops, but no blood. I fed her some yogurt water through an eye dropper, which she took sparingly, and gave her a very short epsom salt bath because she just wanted to flutter onto the edge of the bowl. After the yogurt water, she got more active, eating a couple small pecks of food, but not the water, in which I have electrolytes and probiotics. She's in her own space so she's not contagious or compeating for food or water. Won't really move from under the heat lamp even though it's plenty warm in there. Help please, anything would be great. [​IMG]
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear you have an under the weather chick. I would not try to bath her anymore, this could cause her more stress which is not good while she is sick. You could try her with some hard boiled chopped egg or scrambled egg. I have found this very beneficial to sick birds. Soaked chick food is also good to get some fluids into her. If she won't drink keep giving her as much as you can with a dropper. Usually just putting a tiny amount near the side of the beak encourages them to drink it.

    Please do pop by the link CT left for you too. Good luck with her :fl
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    she may take water if you put a bit of sugar in it.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you checked to see if she has pasty butt?
     
  7. djrazberryjamz

    djrazberryjamz New Egg

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    Yes, no pasty butt. She also seems to be shuddering often, maybe weezing.
     

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