sick chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lbux, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Lbux

    Lbux Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Rhode Island Red chick with poop stuck on its butt, and it hasn't pooped since I found it with the poop on its butt. I separated it from the other chicks, washed it off, and I am drying it off with a light, but it keeps collapsing.
    I couldn't get it to eat anything, and I tried egg yolk.
     
  2. Sheri&Paige

    Sheri&Paige Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to hear about your baby. I had a chick with the same problem but I was able to get it to eat the hard boiled yolk. Another thing I was advised to do was give her sugar water. She ended up making it but I don't know which remedy helped or if it was the combination.

    Hope this helps and good luck.
     
  3. Lbux

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    I checked it, and it pooped!
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Poopy butt can be dangerous. Always check your chicks for it. It can stop them from pooping
     
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  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how is the chick?
     
  6. Lbux

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    yesterday it was eating and drinking; now, it won't eat or drink.
     
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  7. Lbux

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    I got it to drink some sugarwater, but it still won't eat
     
  8. Lbux

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    I got it to drink some sugar water, but it still won't eat
    (oops, I didn't mean to say that twice)
     
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  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You should get a bottle of baby vitamins - poly-vi-sol liquid infants vitamins. Give the chick 3 drops by mouth every day for a week. Place the drop along side the chicks beak if it won't open its mouth. Be careful not to get in the nostrils as chicks will drown.

    Stop the sugar water. Sugar water becomes a laxative drawing water into the intestines and flushing it out. You will cause more poopy butt and loose stool issues if you continue with it.

    Scramble and egg and mash it up with some yogurt and offer it on your finger tips and see if you can get the chick to eat something.

    Make sure the vent stays unblocked. Wash off any poop that has dried there. Dry the chicks bottom and apply some vaseline around the vent to keep any more poop from sticking.

    Pasty butt is dangerous and chicks can die from from the toxins of being to eliminate.

    You can also add some raw aple cidar vinegar to the chicks water to halp with an immune system boost.

    Good luck and keep us updated.
     
  10. Lbux

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    Thanks for all the good advice - but sad to say, the chick died this morning.

    Laura (previous posts were from my son, Jesse)
     

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