Weak dieing chick HELP!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mooSa, May 4, 2009.

  1. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have a weak baby chick about 6 days old and im not sure what to do. She is very weak right now and is liying down on the table with her head down, she can barely move, and her pip is very weak. at first she was piping alot when i found her and i brought her in and put a heater by her and she stop piping. She is just lying down with her eyes closed. She cant even get up to eat or drink. (its been about 30 mins to 1 hour so far)

    I brought her water with a bit of honey in it and baby bits of wheat. (crunched its for chicks)

    What can i do to get her going again, and how long does it usually take.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to dropper feed her some sugar water every hour. Electrolyte solutions with vitamins would be more ideal but work with what you've got. If she isn't eating, a probiotic formula that was recommended to me is 4 tsp milk, 2 tsp chick starter, and 1 tsp yogurt. Microwave the milk for about 10 seconds, add the yogurt and chick starter. You can then syringe feed the chick with the mixture. This is for a VERY small volume so multiply it if she's eating more.
     
  3. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    check for pasty butt. That will kill them quickly.

    Try to get fluids in that baby and see if she perks up.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the help, the chick didn't make it, but next time ill know what to do. Thanks again
     
  5. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I hate losing little ones. [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC, by the way.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  6. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also for next time, I thought I've read here that you shouldn't give young chicks honey, same as you shouldn't give babies honey. It can contain botulism spores.

    Sorry about your chick. [​IMG]
     
  7. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I am so sorry you lost your little chickie, that just is so sad! [​IMG]
     
  8. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
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