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Please Help Me!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kinardmommy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. kinardmommy

    kinardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick is about 5 days old and has suddenly started acting strange. It just stands with its eyes closed and eventually will drop it's head to the floor. It is shaking somewhat and when I watch it closely there is some type of Oh I don't know pulsating (for lack of a better word) going on in its rear. I have seperated it and given it sugar water by hand and put scrambled eggs in with it but it is not interested in food. What else can I do to save it???

    Thank You,
    Nikki
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Has it been pooping normaly, or could it be constipated?
     
  3. kinardmommy

    kinardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. Since I have been watching it I havn't seen it poo
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    separate and put electroytes in the waterer and make sure it drinks sufficiently (dribble some water along its beak regularly) moisten the vent and check to see if it is blocked and unblock if necessary. offer live culture yogurt and you can also give polyvisol enfamil (liquid childrens vitamins) into its beak (3 drops) once a days for a week. Make sure you keep dribbling the electrolyte water alongside its beak to keep it from dehydrating.
     
  5. kinardmommy

    kinardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I check to see if vent is blocked and unblock it if necessary?
     
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Could he be cold? If they get cold they act lethargic and it can make them hav poo problems too.
     
  7. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been having this problem with chicks this year for some reason. I haven't done anything different that I know of. Eventually I lost all of the ones acting like this, except for one of them. And she is doing great in the brooder now. This has happened with my last two hatches. I'm hoping for better as I wait for my silkies to hatch between tonight and tomorrow. [​IMG] Wish me luck!
     
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Good luck wishes are coming your way![​IMG]
     
  9. kinardmommy

    kinardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck with your hatch chicknlittle. As for me I will just wait it out and see what happens. Thank You everyone.
     
  10. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you need to moisten the vent (after mostening with water see if there is a scab-like mass in or covering the vent>a "plug" if you will ....if there is then carefully remove that) if it refuses to come free then soak a cotton ball with diluted 3% (ear drops) hydrogen peroxide as this will help dissolve and loosen it.
    I am assuming you are keeping the temps at the advised temperature.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2008

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