Sick baby chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Namaste Mama, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Namaste Mama

    Namaste Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :| SO while at the feed store I noticed a chick laying in the bottom of the broder barely moving and the other chicks were just running it over. The feed store guy was going to just throw it away because he said it would die. I asked him for it and here I have this little baby chick. Its a bantie I think a silkie. Its barely moving, I've tried dipping its beak in sugar water and it ends up making this gaggin motion and brownish fuild comes out. Is there any way to save this chick? Or at least help it be more comfortable?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    if the chick is unable to swallow on its own then the water may be getting into its lungs... there might be internal injuries. Sometimes all you can do is wait. Once you are sure it is able to swallow on its own dribble a few drops of electroyte water along its beak (altho it may already be dehydrated so you will need to do this quite regularly.)
     
  3. Namaste Mama

    Namaste Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She didn't make it. At least I know she was warm and cared for in her last hours instead of tossed out in the the trash before she died.[​IMG]
     

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