poorly baby chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jo-jo2, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. jo-jo2

    jo-jo2 New Egg

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    Please help!!!!
    I have had 4 new baby chicks last week and have noticed that one of them isn't growing like the others. She doesn't extend her neck, she seems to be blind too. This has only become apparent the last 3 days. She eats but only very little and is very noisy. When her throat was massaged today she did extend her neck so I know she can, also she doesn't straighten her legs like the other 3. Any help would be extremely gratefully received as it is quite distressing watching her. She also sits with her eyes closed a lot.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    @jo-jo2 So sorry about your ill chick. I don't know how to advise, but suggest you post this under emergencies.

    Hope you can save her.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chick is OK.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post in full detail on the ER thread. If helps to know how long she has been like this, is her condition getting worse. Do you notice any visible signs of eye problems?

    Does she appear to be in pain? Does her crop feel full and distended? What about her poo, drinking, eating habits?
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I'm sorry to hear about your sick chick! I hope she turns out okay.
     

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