sick chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by setter4, May 19, 2008.

  1. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seem to have a sick chick and I thought you might have some suggestions... I noticed last evening that she seemed to want to sit more than the others. Now today she hardly wants to move around unless really forced and then she kind of stumbles. I checked her over and she doesn't seem hurt any place.They are 3+ weeks old and i have reduced the heat on them till it's about 76 degrees. I did this over a period not suddenly. Do you think maybe she is just chilled?

    Jackie
     
  2. carol0710

    carol0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    that sounds like exactly what one of my Coukoo marans did. I am sorry to say she died. Is she smaller than the rest?
    Carol
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Is she pooping normally?
     
  4. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's her vent?
     
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    It could be a malabsorption/vitamin deficiency issue - some chicks get it, some don't. Give her Poly-Vi-Sol liquid baby vitamins/supplements and feed her some scrambled eggs (high in vitamins and protein). Give a couple of drops of vitamins directly in beak by drippling alongside beak and add some to the water. Make sure she is getting enough to eat and drink - sometimes once they've gotten weak they can't compete for the food bowl.
     
  6. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shee is pooping and her vent seems clean and clear. This is the only one of my chicks that has had sticky butt. That was over a week ago and i cleaned her and she has been fine until this started.
    I seperated her from the other chicks and gave her food and water. She seemed thirsty and she ate a little. I also put a little more heat on her and added a bit of apple cider vinegar to her water.
    I will give her some vitimins too.
    Thanks so much for all the advice.

    Jackie
     

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