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whats wrong with baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommy4905, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. mommy4905

    mommy4905 New Egg

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    ok the baby chick hatched out sunday between 12-2pm and could stand up a little bit and then would fall over and now he wont stand up at all. i dont want the little baby to die but i dont know what is wrong.

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  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give vitamins in the water, but it doesnt look good. [​IMG]
     
  3. mommy4905

    mommy4905 New Egg

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    what type of vit. what doesnt look good.
     
  4. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the chick kept at 90-95 degrees? First thing is warmth. The next thing is vitamins and electrolytes in the water. Drizzle along the beak line, only after the chick is at proper temp. Do not administer anything until the chick is warmed up. I really recommend that you PM dlhunicorn as soon as possible. She knows exactly what to do for this baby.
     
  5. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Durvet is a vitamin & electrolyte. Do you have any? I'm not sure of what to substitute. Once again, seek out dlhunicorn. She may not be online for awhile, but she is the authority. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert but I read that it can be harmful if a chick is on it's back for extended periods of time. Try to get it turned back over and have you noticed if it has had anything to eat or drink since it hatched? You could try to give it some water with a little sugar in it to help perk it up some. Just be careful not to get any water into it's nostrils as it is possible to drown it.

    I hope your baby will be okay [​IMG]


    PS: I would post this in the emergencies forum. You may get a better idea on what to do there.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  7. mommy4905

    mommy4905 New Egg

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    i was the one to flip it because i need a pic of its feet. does anyone know what is wrong with its feet
     
  8. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is your chick doing?

    When the chick is upright are it's legs spread farther apart than normal? Are it's toes curled inward or under?

    Is it eating and drinking?
     
  9. mommy4905

    mommy4905 New Egg

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    it ended up dying this morning after i left for school.
     
  10. Kessidy

    Kessidy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry to hear that.
     

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