One chick is fading.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littleandlewis, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. littleandlewis

    littleandlewis Out Of The Brooder

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    I am brand new to chickens and doing everything I can to do it right. We have 6 chicks about 2.5 weeks old. This afternoon I noticed one of them to be lathargec. It stands and walks and preens itself.....but it is not nearly as energized as the others....and it was a day ago. I have not seen her drink or eat...and her butt is clean. She closes her eyes and starts to fall asleep at every opportunity.

    Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
  2. ReeseTheChick

    ReeseTheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I first got my chicks they were having the same problem. two died before I tried Sulmet with them. They are healthy and happy now. Maybe try some Polyvisol or Sulmet?
     
  3. ReeseTheChick

    ReeseTheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I first got my chicks they were having the same problem. two died before I tried Sulmet with them. They are healthy and happy now. Maybe try some Polyvisol or Sulmet?
     
  4. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Get an eye dropper and giver her some water with electrolytes. I use save a chick and it seems to help perk them back up. I also recommend medicated chick starter if you are not already feeding that. Keep the temp around 85 degrees and lower it by approx five degrees each week.

    Hope she makes it.
     

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