Sick 5 week old chick

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kullbergs, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Kullbergs

    Kullbergs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2015
    She was fine Saturday morning, came home today she was squatted siwnnit moving, I thought he foot was stuck but wasn't. So there are some feathers missing in her head. She is lethargic, when I put her on her back her head moves around. Eyes closed heavy beathing! Help[​IMG][/IMG]
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sounds like it is dying unfortunately. There could be too many causes for me to guess one, sorry.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Chicks are fragile, and some fail to thrive, and don't make it.

    If she is with other chicks, remove her to her own area. So if it is contagious, you will have other chicks getting sick too, if so remove them at the first sign something is not right. However, I don't anticipate that, I think this is probably something internal that did not develop correctly, and there is nothing you could have done.

    Mrs K
  4. Are your Birds still in the Brooder ?
    How many Chicks do you have and what breeds?

    It sounds like it may have been picked to death?.....At around this age they start really developing a pecking order....

    Sorry this is happening......:(


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