Weak Chick..Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TundraChick, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my order from ideal today. All live chicks, thank goodness. But one is has a weak chirp wont eat or drink. I dipped its beak in sugar water, got heat. can I do anything else?? Do I just wait and see?? She has separated herself from the group and just stands in the corner breathing pretty rapidly....
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  2. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now she opening her beak to breath and there is a weird clickin noise! Ugg
     
  3. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what you can do for her....Sometimes chicks just have a rough time of the trip, and there's little you can do. You could seperate her from the others, so that they won't step on her or peck at her. Make sure she stays warm.
     
  4. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
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    I have put a separate little basket right under the heat source for chicks that aren't doing well. Electrolites mixed with water a few drops at a time and let them rest inbetween giving them the water. (but,if you feel she is sick, it might be time to set her up in her own brooder....desk lamp over a small cardboard box will work in an emergency.)

    I can't tell from your post if the chick is just having a hard time breathing or could she be too hot already?
     
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  5. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just thought I'd remind you guys to be careful about the electrolytes. [​IMG]

    How's your chick doing, TundraChick?
     
  6. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think she is too hot. she didn't look well when I picked her up she was droppy eyed and lethargic. She is having trouble breathing and she churps with every breath, or its more of a whine. Mouth open and a little click with every breath. She is no better since my first post. I am setting her up in her own box cause she is getting picked on. I have been giving her sugar water by dipping her beak. She won feed at all..
     
  7. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone tell me how much and how often I should try to give her water?

    Please Anyone
     
  8. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were there wood shavings in the box when they came? If so, she may have injested some. [​IMG] I would try giving her sugar water every 15 min. - half hour. She probably doesn't actually need food yet if she hatched within the past 48 - 72 hours. Keeping my fingers crossed for your little girl!

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  9. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone!

    there are no shavings in the box, and I am giving her water every 15 min or so, she appears to be trying to sleep now.
     
  10. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK

    My ongoing saga with the new baby chick. She seams to have a prolapsed umbilicus??? Is that possible?? For a second i though it might be pasty butt but the pic is of her umbilicus.. Anyone know what this is?


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