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PLEASE HELP!!! Sick baby chick!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shalynnbrothers, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. shalynnbrothers

    shalynnbrothers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I are new to raising chickens. We just got 6 little chicks 2 days ago and I noticed 1 is acting very strange today. It's a 3 day old Ameracauna and seems very lethargic, eyes constantly closed, doesn't move around much, it's been doing this weird thing where it sits on its butt (feet out straight, tail tucked, back straight), I haven't seen it eat any food today at all, and its balance seems off. It's been mostly by itself all day while the others have been running around, eating, and acting normal. I don't know what happened! It was fine the first 2 days. I went to the feed store and got a chick probiotic that we mixed with water and force fed the chick. It got diarrhea twice after that and hasn't seemed to help at all. It's our favorite chick and I'm going to be SO SAD if it passes. Has anyone heard of this before? And if so, what can we do for the little guy??? I'm freaking out[​IMG]
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try corid
     
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Hello!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

    Post here:
    ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    It gets more traffic and a lot of experience with emergencies.
     
  4. shalynnbrothers

    shalynnbrothers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll be sure to do that next time. I just don't have WiFi at home and couldn't figure out how to post on my phone.

    Our little baby passed away last night. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss poor thing
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Awww, so sorry for your loss. :hugs
     

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