Please help my Silkie is Lethargic!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SavvySilkieMom, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. SavvySilkieMom

    SavvySilkieMom In the Brooder

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    I posted this 2 nights ago:
    My baby chick silkie ingested a drop of dawn dish soap???
    Is it fatal???
    what should i watch for??? im so scared
    Please help!!
    The chick is a week old bantam silke
    TODAY:
    I need help she is lethargic. She is only moving around and standing if I encourage her but she won't walk.
    She is drinking water and drinking sugar water I have and she is drinking a mash I made for her. She is just so abnormally tired and doesn't move around much and seems to sleep.
    She is pooing okay and normal.
    The other chick she is brooding with is thriving.
    Both a week and a half old now
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing

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    I think it's very unlikely that the Dawn is to blame. It is recommended for seabird rescue and I'm sure they have ingested a few drops over time!
    I would add a vitamin/electrolyte powder to her water (Chick Savr or similar) just in case it's a deficiency.
    Sometimes chicks just don't do well, some will not thrive.
    @Eggcessive may have some insight....
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    Get some Poultry NutriDrench right away and give her 2 drops orally each day. Offer her water and show her the feed. Do you have heat on them? How old are they?
     
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  4. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Is her butt still pasted up?
     
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  5. SavvySilkieMom

    SavvySilkieMom In the Brooder

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    Not anymore
     
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  6. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    The damage done with having her butt pastied up for so long is more likely what's causing her to decline, and the bath, rather than the drop of soap.


    Is your brooder still too hot?
     
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  7. SavvySilkieMom

    SavvySilkieMom In the Brooder

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    She eats on her own and is walking around now. The other chick is quite aggressive and pushes her away from the food and water at times. She is pooping normal and her gullet is somewhat full but not like the other chick
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Is it pooping since you unplugged its butt?
     
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  9. SavvySilkieMom

    SavvySilkieMom In the Brooder

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    I moved it down 5 inches so now it reads 89 90 on and off
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Silkie Chicks get colder easier and that causes pasty butt.
     
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