Sick 1 week old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristinsymi, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. kristinsymi

    kristinsymi Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone help me please i have a week old bantsm she has been perfectly fine for the week i have had her and today she is very weak, not moving, wont open her eyes. Is there anything i can do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Make sure that she is drinking fluids, and add SaveAChick electrolytes to them. Pedialyte, Gatorade, or sugar water can be used instead, until you get them. Check her crop in her upper right chest under the neck to make sure it has some food in it, but is not hard and impacted. Check to make sure that her vent is not blocked with droppings. Is she in a brooder with other chicks the same age?
     
  3. kristinsymi

    kristinsymi Out Of The Brooder

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    She died, but she had electrolytes from the first day i got them. There is 3 other chicks same age should i worry about the other ones?
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I would make sure they are drinking well, and are alert and active. Bantams are more delicate chicks at first, and all chicks can suffer from stress when they are shipped to homes and feed stores. Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. bellajazzy

    bellajazzy New Egg

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    I have a chick 6 day's old. And she is on her back this morning.First time for me with chicks. Her brother is very strong but l thought she was too. Could the brother of hurt her in anyway? Have another chick coming out today. 2 still with the mother's but they've left all other's and not looked after them. Lost 3 maybe 4 now :(
     

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