Sick chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mother hen 6, May 5, 2016.

  1. mother hen 6

    mother hen 6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody got any helpful ideas? Just got my shipment of chicks yesterday and one of my little girls has been gasping all day today. I'd post a video so you can see what I mean if I could figure out how to but I'm not having any luck.
     
  2. lazy gardener

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    Electrolytes in the water. Poultry Nutri-Drench. If PND doesn't do it, nothing will. Some chicks are just destined to die, and shipping is hard on the little buggers.
     
  3. GrFChickens

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    I'm so sorry! That's so hard! I'd find a way to keep her under the heat lamp and keep it at 95 for her. Apple cider vinegar with the mother (like Bragg's) in water. Can also crumble up some hard boiled egg yolks and mix with water for her to eat for some nutrition. Keep us posted!
     
  4. mother hen 6

    mother hen 6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been meaning to update y'all but have been so busy I haven't made it back to the site. I'm sad to say that shortly after I asked my question, my little girl died. This has been an awful chick experience for me. We have had 8 out of 31 chicks die. One little girl was DOA, and of course y'all already know about my little gasping baby, but I can't explain the others to save my life. Especially the two I lost TODAY! These babies are two weeks old and this isn't my first rodeo. I shouldn't be losing so many.
     
  5. GrFChickens

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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that! Time doesn't make it any easier. Hoping your remaining chicks do great!!
     

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