Urgent advice needed Please!! 3 day old silkie chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FinelyFeathered, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 silkie chicks that hatched out on wed july 23. They were all fine when I put them in the brooder on Friday morning. This evening all of a sudden one is very lethargic and has been sleeping and barely moving. I picked it up and put its beak in the water which it drank. When touched it wakes up and gets up but then quickly its head falls and it lays right back down. When I pick it up it peeps and stops when I put it down. I notice that I am hearing a clicking noise when it peeps none of the others do that. it had pasty butt yesterday and today of which I cleaned up the water in the brooder has electrolytes in it and I am feeding medicated chick starter. Any advice on what I can do for this chick or is it too late. Any advice at all is welcome and appreciated!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    She could still be tired from the pasty butt. Make sure she's warm. Very warm. You are doing the right things.
     
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  3. lightchick

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    x2!
     
  4. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you light chick!!!!
     
  6. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much im such a wreck!!! I have hatched out Jersey Giants and Orpintons and well these silkies are so tiny!!!!!! Haven't had this with the JG or the Orps.
     
  7. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad I could assist you! I loved my Silkie when she was so tiny! Well I still love her......
     
  8. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick died :eek:( I hate this part
     
  9. lightchick

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    Oh! So sorry! Did you notice any blood or anything in his/her poop? It might be a good idea to get some Corid.
    [​IMG] This is a sad day! Lot's of peoples chicks are getting sick and/or dying!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

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    Oh I am so sorry for your loss![​IMG] It was not your fault! You did everything you could and you did it right.
     

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