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Week old chick acting strange

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tamanda003, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. tamanda003

    tamanda003 New Egg

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    I have a chick that is just over a week old. She has acted a bit off compared to the others all along. At first I just thought she had a good/calm temperament. Now I am becoming concerned. She is chirping much more often than the others. She walks around confused. Today I put her down gently on her back and she could not right herself. She is not growing. Only a few feathers have started coming in, which in comparison to her hatch mates looks like nothing. It seems that the others are always picking on her. She has had pasty butt, but I watch to take care of that, so I know she must be eating/pooping some. This is my 4th year of chick raising so I am not entirely a newbie.

    I honestly thought she may be blind, but have seen her peck at others. So I am not sure. Any thoughts/suggestions?
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    Is she able to find the food and water and eat/drink by herself or are you having to feed her?
     
  3. tamanda003

    tamanda003 New Egg

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    She can find it eventually on her own, however she circles around it like she is confused.
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    Have you given her and vitamins?
     
  5. tamanda003

    tamanda003 New Egg

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    No. I am feeding them a grower feed that is made by my local feed store. Everyone else is growing and acting well, so I didn't think it was the food. I have probiotics and electrolytes. Should I try adding them to the water?
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    I would!

    Sometimes they aren't meant to make it though..

    Give her the electrolytes and see iff see perks up.
    Best wishes...
     
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  7. tamanda003

    tamanda003 New Egg

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    Thank you! I have started them all on electrolytes and shall see. Of all the chicks, my son had really attached to this one. Named her Saturn because of her colors and his new learning of space. Hope she pulls thru!
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    How is Saturn this morning?
     

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