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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickalicia, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chicks that are in the coop outside and I have six that are in a coop inside my house. Yesterday my 5 yr old son was looking at all the chicks. He said mommy this baby is sad. He doesn't feel good. So we took him inside to be w the other chicks. He seemed ok at the time. Just now I went to look in on him and he is sitting down eyes closed. I picked him up after he wouldn't wake up. He is about three months old. He is v skinny. So I did look at his vent and there was some dirty spots from poop. His tummy is also bloated right wer his vent is. I cleaned it off. And kinda pushed upwards on his belly towards his vent. And this yellow stuff came out. I guess his poop. I didn't push hard. Just softly. I tried to give him water and food he just sits there eyes closed softly breathing. Someone please help with advice before he dies
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Young kids tend to squeeze too hard when they pick up a chick, especially if they use only one hand, and if this is what happened, probably nothing you do will help. Fluids are always the first priority, alongside warmth and a quiet place to recover. You can try dropping a drop of water alongside the side of its beak, til it gets the idea and pulls the water into its mouth.
     
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  3. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do understand children can get too excited when handling pets but that is def not what happened. My son just got out to the chicks and seen it. I was there entire time. I think it's paste butt. He had some poop goin down his belly hardened. He is v skinny. And tired.
     
  4. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u feed em any probiotics?
    greek yogurt?
     
  5. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I didn't know. Iam new at this. Jut FYI he did just pass away [​IMG]. V sad. But looking at him rigt by his vent where his belly is it was swollen. So to me it could have been clogged vent.
     

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