Weak but fighting need advice please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmccullough1390, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. cmccullough1390

    cmccullough1390 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok right now we're sad and having a hard time Calsifer one of my EE chicks that's 3 days old is weak won't eat or drink. I don't want to lose her she was good the first day and had some personality hence her name... I only just got her to drink by mixing water chick start ground to flour consistency and chick boost probiotic and she took a good amount and finally popped green I just don't know how often to feed her to get her strength back I think the shipping process left her to dehydrated and malnourished she did perk up and want back with her flock I just need to keep her nutrients and water up
     
  2. TheFoxyChicken

    TheFoxyChicken Out Of The Brooder

    70
    9
    28
    Jun 5, 2016
    Charleston, SC
    Sounds like you are doing the right thing to me. I am not too experienced on shipping chicks. I just didnt want to leave you without an answer for so long. I would use a dropper to feed just what you are using. Watch her and if she does not eat or drink for a few hours, drop more into her. I am learning with you on this. So I will follow this thread.
     
  3. cmccullough1390

    cmccullough1390 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you it seems to be keeping her fighting I'm feeding her when her crop is close to empty last night she drank some on her own but this morning she wasn't so good I fed her she perked up a little and is awake but not very mobile she's just so weak it makes her clumsy
     
  4. cmccullough1390

    cmccullough1390 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sadly Calsifer didn't make it she passed at 10:30 [​IMG] She put up one hell of a fight her health must have been worse than thought
     
  5. TheFoxyChicken

    TheFoxyChicken Out Of The Brooder

    70
    9
    28
    Jun 5, 2016
    Charleston, SC
    Very sorry to hear this. The stress of shipping is too much on many. You did what you could.
     
  6. cmccullough1390

    cmccullough1390 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is she's not my first to go but she was the strongest fighter and I did do what I could I'm just glad she's not suffering. Thank you I appreciate you responding and encouragement
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by