sick Chick need help please.

FRENZY

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 1, 2008
17
0
22
Oregon
I have two six day old chicks.
I noticed that the silver laced is not eating very much,
and had caked poo on her butt.
So yesterday I ran warm water to soften and remove it.
When I checked on her this morning she has more caked poo
and is unstable after setting her down.
she feels lighter than the other chick and is chirping constant.
the other chick is perfectly fine.
when I hold her she closes her eyes and pants some.
Seems to be getting lethargic.
I am very worried.
I need some advice please.
 

vicegrip

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
73
1
41
Mena AR
No expert here but sounds like pasty but has caused your problem give here some time to clean out and check for pasty but as much as possible. Somebody with moor experience will post and help better than I can Good luck.
 

Chicken Fruit

Songster
10 Years
Feb 25, 2009
1,507
8
173
Echo Homestead
Use a blow dryer on her. Hold her in you rhand and alternate between cool and warm, or keep it moving enough so she doesnt burn, until her little core temperature is up a little. Sick chicks get cold, cold chicks get sick.

Put her in her own little area in the brooder, where she can get warm and cool a sneeded, and give her some sugar water, dip her beak in it a couple times. She needs to flush out. make sure she has plenty of food.

Other than that I dont know what to tell you. You can try giving her yogurt but if she's not eating well you'll have a hard time getting her to want to try it.
 

FRENZY

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 1, 2008
17
0
22
Oregon
thank you amosunknown for your sugar water
advice,my chick went from laying on her side to now standing.
she is drinking on her own but still will not eat.
I called the store that I bought her from and asked if
they had any antibiotics.
And the guy said that they do not carry any.
and that a chick dieing is a part of mother nature.
ok.well I am doing every thing I can,And so far so good.
 

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