When to start/stop intervening with sick & dying chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dospuercos, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. dospuercos

    dospuercos Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 52 chicks yesterday & 3 have died. I am just wondering if trying to intervene is pointless. They are listless with labored breathing. As they progress, they won't even open their eyes. They also chirp loudly. I have tried to get them to drink with a little success. But they just keep going down hill. Trying to get them to eat is pointless. I have another who is crashing the same way. Is it worth trying to help them or not? I have taken all 52 about every 6 hours & gotten them a drink. This morning I picked them out as I saw them take a drink on their own. I also got Gro-Gel from the hatchery which I gave them all when they arrived yesterday. And they have Quik Chik in their water. They were vaccinated for Mariks. What else can I do?
     
  2. dospuercos

    dospuercos Out Of The Brooder

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    One more thing. As they get really bad, they start to have a clear liquid coming out of their mouth. I've checked all of their little bums and there is no pasting.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hi, I wish I could help you but I can't. I would suggest that you contact a moderator about moving this thread to the emergencies section and perhaps retitle it to include something along the lines of "chicks with labored breathing & listless".
    Good luck to you and your little ones. [​IMG]
     

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