Sick bantam chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by boisblancboy, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a bantam chick that is no more tha a week old. This morning when I went to check on the flock in their brooder and one was laying funny and not moving. Well she has very shallow breathing. Not eating or drinking. I fear there is nothing to do but I figured I should ask for any ideas?
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See if you can get it to drink (by gently dipping beak into water)..and addd "Sav A CHick" to water if you have it. Or you can use gatorade in a pinch to et a lil energy to the chick. Is the temp ok in the brooder? Did it feel warm or cold? At a week old, the temp should be about 90 at the level of the chick..just a thought. Good luck!
     
  3. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestion but only an hour after I posted this she passed.
     
  4. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry!!!
     
  5. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I ended up putting her into a small box with tissue paper and burying her at the base of one of the large trees in our yard.
     

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