Weak Silkie Chick, need advice!

Lokibinian

Chirping
May 17, 2017
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Hello! I currently have a white silkie chick in the brooder, about five days old. She's drinking, but is unsteady on her feet and WILL NOT EAT. There's a heat lamp, grit, and chick feed, so I can't see a problem. The three other chicks with her (all silkies) are perfectly fine and energetic, but the white one is not eating at all. She's drinking, and moving around very slowly, but like I said, she's very unsteady. Any thoughts, please?
 

Lokibinian

Chirping
May 17, 2017
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I'll try to look for some. Also, the grit is because I feed a few bits of grass chopped up, and they do need grit for that. Thanks for the reply!
 

NEIAMuscovies

In the Brooder
Feb 5, 2017
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Northeast Iowa, USA
Also mine have a run for play time he just stands their and peeps. He was fine on day one his brother strip was week because he was 3 hrs old but the next day he needed babying and strip is good to go.
 

dundee7

In the Brooder
Apr 22, 2017
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15
33
Montana
Hello! I currently have a white silkie chick in the brooder, about five days old. She's drinking, but is unsteady on her feet and WILL NOT EAT. There's a heat lamp, grit, and chick feed, so I can't see a problem. The three other chicks with her (all silkies) are perfectly fine and energetic, but the white one is not eating at all. She's drinking, and moving around very slowly, but like I said, she's very unsteady. Any thoughts, please?
Best to remove the chick right away from the healthy ones. Put a full teaspoon of BRAGGGS 100 % Apple cider in the Chuck's drinking water. Can't get to it today? Use 1/4 tspoon of baking soda. Get the Bragg's and keep it in the Chick's water.while you are at it damp bathe the chick in either solution, Bragg's or soda. Death is part of raising chicks. Some cannot be saved, but it appears you have caught the early stages of cocci. Act quickly.
 

dundee7

In the Brooder
Apr 22, 2017
30
15
33
Montana
Best to remove the chick right away from the healthy ones. Put a full teaspoon of BRAGGS 100 % Apple cider vinegar in the Chick's drinking water. Can't get to it today? Use 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Get the Bragg's and keep it in the Chick's water.
while you are at it damp bathe the chick in either solution, Bragg's or soda. Death is part of raising chicks. Some cannot be saved, but it appears you have caught the early stages of cocci. Act quickly.
 

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