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VERY ill chick. Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ravenna, May 10, 2009.

  1. Ravenna

    Ravenna Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 5 day old silkie that is VERY ill. She went downhill so fast starting Saturday. They came in Friday. Very weak, droopy, thin. I got her to drink sugar water yesterday, but now she won't drink or eat. Her poops are a bright yolk-yellow and runny like a yolk. She keeps laying down flat. Her eyes are always closed, they won't open even when I go to pick her up. Externally everything looks good. I go to poke her and she is still alive (she seriously looks like she is dead! [​IMG]) Every other chick is healthy (all from the same hatchery, same day) and thriving. I don't have her isolated. They are all on pine shavings, eating chick starter. She was fine when she came in! What should I do? Let nature take it's course from here? [​IMG] This is my first batch of chicks so I don't know if it's normal to lose a few to unknown causes?
     
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  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Ravenna, it sounds like this little chick is going to pass. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Sometimes they fail to thrive and we don't know why. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ravenna

    Ravenna Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you very much! I appreciate the support! [​IMG]
     

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