SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chix4chance, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. chix4chance

    chix4chance Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone please tell me what is wrong with my baby chick... she wont lay down and seems to walk very slow and seems weak she basically lays her head on the ground and keeps her legs straight in standing position... I noticed her butt whats very red and seemed swollen.. i cleaned with warm water and used a blow dryer to dry her off and placed her back but nothing seems to have changed much.. I am new to chickens and dont know what this is or what to do.. please help.. I really dont wanna lose a chick :'(

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  2. murphyfarm

    murphyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would separate her from the rest of the chicks and give her a warm bath, but skip the blow dryer. I would also administer Corid to her and your other birds and clean their brooder. Also, adding electrolytes and probiotics can help giving her and the other birds energy.
     
  3. jerrey

    jerrey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many days old is the chick do you think it was born that way
     
  4. 2Spooky4Me

    2Spooky4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    Separate it from the others and give it water with sugar mixed in it. You should put about 3 tablespoons of sugar in it for each quart and more sugar helps if it does not seem to work. I had a similar problem but I used sugar in the water and separated the two and now I can't see a difference between them and my others at 11 weeks old.
     
  5. chix4chance

    chix4chance Out Of The Brooder

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    She is 5 days old today and no I dont think so this is day 3 we have had them and they were all fine until today she turned up like this ... maybe she ate some pine shavings and got stopped up? Possibility?
     
  6. 2Spooky4Me

    2Spooky4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    If she did eat pine shavings, I would expect a enlarged crop that hangs down. Massaging the crop helps. But I do not think that the problem is that she ate pine shavings. I think it is that she was trampled by the others and was pasted up and you may have hurt it by doing so. I hope this helps.
     
  7. jerrey

    jerrey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you could be right
     
  8. chix4chance

    chix4chance Out Of The Brooder

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    What is "pasted up"? Sorry for being unaware but like I said this is my first go round with chicks
     
  9. 2Spooky4Me

    2Spooky4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    Pasting up is where the chick's feces stick and dry to their butt. This is a very serious condition and should be cured by carefully wiping it with a warm, wet paper towel and then let it dry on its own or use a dry paper towel.
     
  10. chix4chance

    chix4chance Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you for the info... I have been wot king really hard to keep giving her fluids with sav a chick probiotics and electrolytes... she has gotten a little stronger so far and today even started eating food again!! Still not giving up on her :fl :yiipchick
     

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