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Weak Chick From Cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PastaChickenBoo, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. PastaChickenBoo

    PastaChickenBoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. We just received three chicks from Cackle Hatchery. Due to the cold, they were inactive at arrival. Now one is fine but one is on the floor of the brooder, eyes closed, can't lift her head or walk. Her poop is normal. I suspect it's shipping stress/cold. There's no discharge around her eyes and she drank when I dipped her beak. She responds when I poke her gently though and can chirp. Help!
     
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  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep her warm - she needs to be around 90F. You may have to dropper feed her for a while - sugar water or SAv-a-chick electrolyte solution. Although they are pretty resilient as adults they are quite delicate at that age. I have my fingers x'd for you....[​IMG]
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    I would give vitamins in water...spoon feed (offer her the spoon often


    How warm is your brooder?
    Not too warm or too cold right?
     
  4. PastaChickenBoo

    PastaChickenBoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brooder is heated well. Today it was really really cold. We are expecting a shipment of Nutridrench on Saturday. We fed her sugar water.
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    Heated well could mean too hot....do they have a "cool" area to move to, although it doesn't sound like this one is moving too well.

    Great, keep offering it.
    Good luck.
     
  6. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    You are doing all that can be done then, hopefully she will recover.
     
  7. PastaChickenBoo

    PastaChickenBoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE

    Our weak chick is doing well, but she's still a bit too weak to lift her head. Hopefully she's just sleeping. She's not straddled on the floor like before, but whenever she lifts her head, it soon droops down again.
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    great...hopefully the sugar water is giving her some energy, which will make her eat!
     
  9. jhardesty

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    How is your weak chick now? We have a weak one who came from Cackle Hatchery today too. Three-day journey...
     
  10. PastaChickenBoo

    PastaChickenBoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry everyone - she died.
    Rest in peace, little chick.
     

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