What is wrong ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oesdog, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks is dropping down and wont stand up on its legs.
    Yesterday it was fine running about the brood box. It has always been a weak chick and that is why its in the brood box. It was hatched 6th June.

    I don;t want to lose this one!!!!!!!!!!! He was 6 days late , helped to hatch and had a really bad eye infection for 2 weeks but that is now healed up.

    Anyone any suggestions? Oh yeah his poo this morning was just kind of runny clear mucus? He is eating but not as much as before and he is drinking as I am forcing with eye dropper and have vitamins added.

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  2. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i would like to know the answer also i lost 2 last year that had the same problem
     
  3. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
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  4. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks but this bird never had leg or feet issues so it is something else! It isn;t getting bullied as it is in the brooder with only one other and they get on fine infact scream for eachother if seperated so no bullying here. In fact Blue has spent the day laying beside Omlet he is so worried too.

    Oesdog
     
  5. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the chick too hot? Right now the temps are quite high and if you have a brooder light on as well, then it just may be overheated.

    Check for panting. Also the sugar water might cause diarrhea ... that would be a real bad combo with over heating.
     
  6. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rain here in Ireland! - temp is under 80 in brooder as I need it to be less and they are 5 weeks now so have to be room temp and out of it.
    Didn;t put sugar in water Just vitamins and the chick is improving

    Thanks
    Oesdog
     

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