Sick young chick... Thoughts/advice welcome

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FireFlower4, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. FireFlower4

    FireFlower4 Just Hatched

    13
    0
    12
    Apr 6, 2017
    A Buff that is no more than 2 weeks old. She has been sick and isolated for a few days now. Started with a wet sounding "cheep" and quite a bit of head shaking. Shaking to the point of flopping. Sounds and looks like what a sneeze might be?? Eyes closed mostly and opening and closing of the mouth rhythmically with a "cheep" every second or so, like a squeaky wheel. Not eating or drinking much. I have been dropping her some homemade electrolyte drink and today gave her a few drops of vitamins. She is very "clingy" so definitely lonely. She appeared much better and sounded normal on Tuesday. My heat lamp bulb (only 1 week old) burn out on Tuesday night at some point and the next morning the symptoms came back. I assume she got cold and that did not help at all.

    Any and all thoughts/advice would be most welcome. Thanks
     
  2. FireFlower4

    FireFlower4 Just Hatched

    13
    0
    12
    Apr 6, 2017
    Landed this post in the wrong section if anyone can move it or advise me on moving it.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

    38,355
    22,085
    786
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,877
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    X2 on the advice of N F C...Best wishes!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    85,412
    16,351
    866
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by