Sick baby chicken??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Courtneykdh, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Courtneykdh

    Courtneykdh New Egg

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    I have a three week old silkie (mixed) his (we just call him a him ( named Charlie. He's a indoor chicken and rides in the semi with us everyday. He has medicated starter feed and fresh water. I woke up to find him acting strange. He won't hold his head up, rocks, won't drink or eat, runny poop, won't stand, losses balance. I've been trying to give him Pedialyte. He took a little bit but doesn't seem to get any better. He was fine when we went to bed. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he the only chicken you have?
     
  3. Courtneykdh

    Courtneykdh New Egg

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    Yes
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He needs a companion. Chickens are flock animals that need dirt, bugs, grass and they get motion sickness, if you ride them around in a semi all day. The only time a chicken should be in a vehicle is if they are being transferred from one home to another.
     
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  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He also needs a heat source to keep his body temperature where it needs to be.
     
  6. Courtneykdh

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    He been in a vehicle for weeks and never had issues. He has a dog for a best friend.
     
  7. Courtneykdh

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    He's been outside with us all day yesterday and half the day before. Just because we're in a semi doesn't mean he never goes outside.
     

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