Sick Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cole405, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Cole405

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    Someone gave chicks recently. They were colored! I feel sorry for them being colored. I had them for 6 days now. But today, the red one didn't feel so well. He couldn't walk! His right leg was tilted forward! I let them all out. All of them rushed around the garden, but the red one. Please get me a really fast![​IMG]

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There sometimes can be leg bone deformities and sometimes tendon issues. Is there any swelling in his joints? Start some poultry vitamins and electrolytes in the water, and start dipping his beak into it to make sure he is drinking well in case he has a vitamin deficiency or is dehydrated. You can try splinting his leg, but you canalso leave it alone, but make sure he can reach his food and water. Offer it to him every hour. Look up the site "poultry pedia podiatry" to find some good suggestions on leg issues.
     
  3. Cole405

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    He is breathing deeply. Also, he seems to be shaking. So I'm not so sure if he has an injury. It might be he is sick.
     
  4. Cole405

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    The day after I got them, they started sneezing. They've been on antibiotics for 5 days and seem to have improved. This particular one was fine, too, until this morning. Could this be a complication from the cold? I just noticed that it seems to have labored breathing (with the beak closed, not open).
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

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    It's possible that the breathing issue relates to a virus that they may have. Maybe this chick does not have a sufficiently robust immune system to cope with it, but your others may.

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  6. Cole405

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    Here is a video [​IMG]
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Gosh, it's really struggling to breathe. Personally I would cull it, but I hope that others can post with more positive options to help you out.

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  8. Cole405

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    He can't control himself! PLEASE HELP!
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It may be kinder to cull it.

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