Sick Chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by slaughter170, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. slaughter170

    slaughter170 Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our first chickens. They will be 2 weeks old tomorrow, 07-12-10. They have been very healthy so far. Today, we came home from visiting family and found the water turned over. Three chicks were not looking good. We separated them and got two of them to eat and drink. The third, which has always been the runt about 1/2 the size of the others won't eat or drink. She is an Australorp. She just wants to lay down and when she is up she staggers and has trouble walking. She is our favorite chick out of the ten we got, she is very friendly and likes to be held. We really don't want to lose her, what should we do? PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!!!
     
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get some Poly visol liquid vitamins WITHOUT IRON and dribble a drop or two on her beak so she will swallow it. Put some sugar in her water, too.
     

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