Really sick 3 day old chick! please help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ebrader, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. ebrader

    ebrader Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2010
    I have a 3 day old chick. day 1 she was really limp and wouldn't lift her haed i gave her some suger water via syringe, it took a few hours but she perked right up, day 2 she was fine all day except she would like dirft in and out of sleep. get up tday and shes acting like she did day one? please help!
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    It seems like she is just weak, or is "failing to thrive". Some chicks just don't thrive, or need extra care until they get older.

    Continue giving her the sugarwater. If you have some, give her some chicken electrolytes and probiotics too. Have you seen her eating? Judging by her weakness, I would say that she has not found the food. Try to get her to eat some scrambled eggs or applesauce. She needs to eat to stay alive; the less she eats, the weaker she gets, and the weaker she gets, the less able she is to eat.

    Hope this helps!

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