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sick silkie babies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kansas3, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. kansas3

    kansas3 In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2013
    am new to the chicken world. Have silkie babies that r 1wk and 2 wks old. The blk one r getting sick. eyes closed, sneezing a little,not wanting to eat r drink. I think the first one that got sick is going to make it.He is getting stronger he is 2wks old. This morn I found another one sick. They were all good last night.I do not think this one is going to live .them is good ,no draft. Not sure what is going on. Any and all help would be appreciated.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    With chicks, I would need to know details of how they are being raised--what type of litter are they on, what type of heat and temperature, what type of feed. With any problems in young chicks I would recommend giving some chick vitamins/electrolytes in the water, and provide enough warmth with a large area where they can get away from the heat. Clean dry food, dry litter, and plenty of fresh water are best.

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