Please help with one problem chick-sickly

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickensioux, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Out of the 27 babies I rec'd yesterday, one won't eat. Her eyes keep sticking shut and has not eaten or drank on her own.
    I have antibiotics in the water as well as vits and electrolytes.
    They are all warm and happy but her.
    She peeps alot, while the others chirp quietly.
    Her vent is clean and functioning.
    I force feed her every 1-2 hrs. Just a few drops of med. water with chick starter diluted in it.
    I use a warm cloth to clean her eyes (which open for awhile) several times daily.
    What is her problem and is there any other suggestions?
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I had one like that as well, I did about the same things as you are doing and she did come around, not much else you can do. Good luck
  3. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    I'd separate her if you're able to, in case she does have something contagious--CRD or coryza--and just keep doing what you're doing. I'd hate for the rest of your chicks to become sick. It could be that they're healthier and more resistant, but the longer they're exposed the higher the risk of them catching something.

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