sick babie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by puffhead, May 14, 2010.

  1. puffhead

    puffhead Out Of The Brooder

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    hazel green
    Hi need some advice. I have a baby chick about 8 week old
    She has all her feathers puffed out, but she is not that active.
    She has started poopin yellow greenish runny poop. any advice will
    be welcome P.S. I took her away from the other babies. I have
    her inside with on a heat pad.[​IMG]
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    [​IMG] and I'm sorry about your sick baby chick. [​IMG] But I don't know any other help I can give but to keep her separated in a warm, dry place with food and water away from the other chicks, as you have already done, and maybe give her some sugar water? Also it would help if you gave more information about her symptoms, what she eats, the type of bedding you use, etc. That may help us help you. [​IMG]

    I hope someone else can chime in and help you out some more! Good luck and I hope your bay chick gets better soon! [​IMG]
     
  3. puffhead

    puffhead Out Of The Brooder

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    hazel green
    she's in with about 20 more her age and 10-6 week olds
    there in a fenced in area so they can see the big chickens.
    they have a escape hole through the fence. there house
    has shavin in the bottom and a little hay. i feed them chick
    starter and i give them fresh water every day.but, can they
    eat a poison plant. thay would make her sick. but, so far
    nobody else is sick. i'm watching them every day. thanks
    for the advice.
     
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Mmmm...I don't know, but btw I wouldn't use straw as their bedding. Shavings are better. Straw is hollow so mites, lice, etc. can burrow into it easily.

    Good luck! I wonder where all the helpful BYCers are....?? I know at least some should have some advice for you. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boise
    Just remember not to let it suffer too long. If it's not getting better put it down.

    Also remember- a sick chicken gets you..........

    more sick chickens.
     
  6. puffhead

    puffhead Out Of The Brooder

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    hazel green
    she's actually walk around alittle today and peckin at her food.
    i think she's like the air cond. and the special treatment. lol.
    i'll keep a good eye on her. thanks for the advice. what do you
    put in there nest box? so, far i've never had any pest problems.
    thanks
     

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