Sierra Thompson

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sierra thompson, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. sierra thompson

    sierra thompson In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2017
    I'm Sierra I have 27 chickens and 6 baby chicks, one of my baby chicks is sick and I lost a baby chick yesterday. The one that's sick now is eating chick starter mixed with water or milk and is drinking sugar water, is there anything else I can do for her
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017

  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry for your loss and sick chick. I wouldn't give her milk (it's my understanding poultry have a hard time digesting it) but you can post over on the ER forum to get some help:
    Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Best of luck to you!
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    How old are your babies?
    What is the temp of the brooder?
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to our wonderful forum! I am so glad you joined Backyard Chickens, I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that the ER guys can help you out.

    Best wishes

  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Sierra, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Hope your chicks are okay! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Sierra, very nice to meet you. In what way is your chick ill? Have you checked for pasty butt? That's where them poo gets plastered to the back of their vent and they cannot poop again till that is removed. That is a very common cause for loosing baby chicks.
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Sierra [​IMG] Welcome!

    I too am sorry to hear of your loss and hope that the folks on the ER Forum are able to assist you in resolving your little one's ailment.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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