Weak Silkie Chick, need advice!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lokibinian, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Lokibinian

    Lokibinian Chillin' With My Peeps

    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?
     
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  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a few drops of nutra drench in her water. It won't hurt the other chicks and it may pep her up.
     
  3. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also your chicks don't need grit at this point.
     
  4. Lokibinian

    Lokibinian Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
     
  5. NEIAMuscovies

    NEIAMuscovies Out Of The Brooder

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    Having the same experince with a barnyard mix egger. He does peck at food from time to time but is only happy when snggling.
     
  6. NEIAMuscovies

    NEIAMuscovies Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  7. dundee7

    dundee7 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
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    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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