sick baby silkie chicks please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamiesc, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. jamiesc

    jamiesc Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatch some baby silkies 4 days ago and two of them look sick one of them looks like they wont the chick is slumped over and the other chick is standing around chirping not walking around and all my other chicks are running around and full of life unlike the other two Iis this a general thing with chicks or is this a more serious problem
    Any help much appreciated
     
  2. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try some electrolytes in their water if you don't have them try a little bit of Apple Cider Vinegar in the water hopefully they are just weak good luck!!!
     
  3. jamiesc

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    Thank you chikieluver 26 ill go buy some now and how much do I put in like 5-10mm in a cup of water or more ?
     
  4. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Electrolytes for sure.ASAP
     
  5. jamiesc

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    I just brought
    spark liquid
    sustained release
    energy supplement and
    electrolytes 20 mm per litre I got them to swallow about 20 drops so hopefully that will start to help them and I left more in ther for them
     
  6. jamiesc

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    Both of the chicks I think regurgitated does that mean its getting worse?
     
  7. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not sure.....maybe just try to leave them for a bit relax, then come back in an hour or so and see how they are doing this may just be a new chick thing that they will grow out of, I have had chicks with seemingly broken legs and wings end up ok when I didn't intervene and stress both myself and the chicks out . you can also always call a hatchery or avian veterinarian(if there is one open) and ask them they will usually help a lot. I wish you the best of luck i hope they make it.
     
  8. jamiesc

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    Thanks and yeah ive sepparated the other chicks from them cause how rough they are and thanks ill try and stress a little less and see how they go
     
  9. jamiesc

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    Sadly got home this morning and the two little silkies past away :/
     
  10. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very sorry
     

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