Sick Light Brahma chick-Already lost one

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobbied22, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. bobbied22

    bobbied22 New Egg

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    I ordered a variety of baby chicks from a hatchery and I had 3 Light Brahma chicks. I found one dead 2 days ago and I wasn't aware it was that sick. Now I have a second one of the same kind that is struggling to stand and just lays all the time. I have put the electrolytes and probiotics in their water and I have given her the nutri-drench. She looked better yesterday after the nutri-drench but I have to dip her beak in the water to make her drink and I have left chick feed in front of her. She pecks at it but I'm not sure she is actually eating it. She is VERY weak now. She is 5 days old today. What should I do? HELP. I raised 6 chicks last year with no problems or lose.
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss. Maybe they got chilled in shipping? Maybe the breeding stock was lacking vitamins? Keep a eye on their poop that they don't have Cocci and if any get a pasty butt it needs to be gently cleaned with warm water. You could add a small amount of ACV (mom's apple cider vinegar) to their water. Check that they aren't too warm or chilled in the brooder. I hope the rest do well!
     

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