What's the matter with this chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by slystr, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home from work today and this chick looked like this. Last night I thought she looked a little sluggish but she didnt look crooked and could stand up. I'm pretty sure I'm going to lose her but I wonder what it is. Anyone know?
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    [​IMG] I alos just noteced it looks like it had a runny poop. I've isolated it.

    It is panting rather hard and looks swollen around the right breast.
    Thanks
    DD(8) is going to be so sad!
     
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  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    Ok, I'm newer to chickens, but I have handfed and reared many baby birds. I sounds and looks like her crop may impacted. Is the crop hard to the touch? Is the 'panting' you explain possibly her trying to swallow? You can treat impacted crop by squeezing two eye droppers full of mineral oil down her gullet and gently massaging the mass between your fingers to break it up. Repeat the following day if neccesary. If this doesn't work, you'll need a vet or the chick will die. Read about impacted crop here: http://www.poultryhelp.com/impactedcrop.html
     
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  3. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thin k that is what it is. She is very weak. my daughter is very upset.
     

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