sick baby chicken

moosh10

Hatching
5 Years
Sep 29, 2014
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my baby chick is very small... and she has a very hard patch on her stomach, I thought it was poop at first so I tried to wash it off but I found a hole that was lightly oozing thick red liquid. now she is always wanting to sleep and I am scared she's going to die
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she falls over and I haven't seen her eat! I just got her today from my AG class! please help me!!
 

cafarmgirl

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
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610
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California, central valley
It's most likely where the umbilical cord was attached. You can try putting some Neosporin on it, hopefully it will heal up. Aside from that, do you have a heat lamp for her? How old is she and was she eating/drinking on her own before you brought her home? Are you feeding chick starter? Very young chicks often need to be taught where their feed/water is. Is she the only one you have?
 
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Jessie Jenkin

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 24, 2013
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When my chicks are sick and look like there going to die or very weak i usually give them this:

2 Cups Water
2 tbl brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

this usually makes the chick lighten up and recover but remember it only works sometimes
hope this helps
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