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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by momma07, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. momma07

    momma07 New Egg

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    My daughter accidently squashed our baby chick under the water container. It was maybe a quarter full if that. I'm not sure if he's ok. What can I do for him?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - sorry you have come to us under these circumstances, but glad you are here.
    How old is the chick in question and what is the size of your waterer? Is the chick currently alert and able to move about? Have you noticed any obvious injuries or deficits? How long was the bird under the waterer?
    The best thing to do is to provide good supportive care (warmth, nutrition, hydration and quiet) and monitor the bird for signs of internal injury, etc.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    agree with OlGreyMare I hope the chick has a good outcome.
     
  4. momma07

    momma07 New Egg

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    Hes three weeks. Rhode Islam red. It's a gallon. It didnt have that much water in it. Hes moving but shaky. His holds his left wing out. He was under there almost three hours. Hes sitting in a corner by himself
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Not sounding all that good with the additional information - that was an extended time for him to be under there. One thing to consider is that while he is recovering (hopefully) he can be further injured by his brooder-mates (intentionally and accidentally) so it can be a better idea to section him off an area all of his own to prevent him from being trampled or pecked on (chickens can be brutal when they sense a weakness in another bird). If I were dealing with this situation I would isolate him in a "hospital" unit of his own so that I could more closely monitor him.
     
  6. momma07

    momma07 New Egg

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    Ok thank you so much.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - hope all goes well with your chick.

    CT
     
  8. momma07

    momma07 New Egg

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    Thank you
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How is your little one doing today?
     

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