PLEASE HELP!! Please!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by werttyy, Apr 26, 2011.

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  1. werttyy

    werttyy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    Hi everyone,
    I am heartbroken right now. My favorite chick 1.5 week old, and a silver laced wayandotte is acting very strange. Before (since 3 days ago), she has always been chirping really loudly. Every other chicks is perfectly content with the brooder, but it is only her that chirps 24/7. Her chirps don't sound like the chirps of her friends, which sound like happy chirps. Her's sounds more destressed. I'm so scared right now because she is sometimes rocking back and forth, she doesn't use her wings for balance much (it looks awkward but not broken), and currently, she is having trouble standing up. She may be too tired because she sometimes falls down and sits down. Two things happened to her, one, our dog touched her with his paw (but this didn't hurt her at least not visibly, but she may be traumatized by the experience), and two, once when I changed the food, she was standing on it and I accidently flipped her over and it took a long time for her to get back up. Also right now, she is usually all alone and chirping. At first, we thought that she might've just missed her family but now I can tell something is wrong. I don't think that she has poopy butt, but I'm scared to pick her up and check because she appears so weak. I can't really tell if shes eating or drinking. She just seems so weak at this stage. While everyone else in the brooder is so energetic and happy. Please give me suggestions on how I may help this amazing chick. I saw that she was just standing though. And it might've taken some strength for her to just stand. Please help me. I don't know what else to do. I can't stand to see her suffer, and I can't live with myself if she dies. I'm so scared. Might this be just a stage? WHAT IS GOING ON?? HOW CAN I HELP HER?? I doubt it because this has happened ever since. Well I'm pretty sure that she was healthy when we got her. She is so precious.
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    You might get more response if you post this under "emergency/disease/cures. I hope she pulls through.[​IMG]
  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I am sorry this is happening to you.

    You will need to pick her up and examine her to see if there is anything visibly wrong. I would put a little devider up in the brooder, something she can see through so she can see the other chicks. If you can't do that then select a little friend for her and seperate the two of them. You need to see if she is eating/drinking. I would try a little polysovol without iron on her beak. It is baby vitamins. Or put some electrolytes and vitamins in her water (if she is drinking). If she is not eating you need to get her eating or she will become increasingly weak.

    You may also want to post this in the emergency section where it may get more attention.
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