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Please help me figure out what's wrong with my chick.

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I have a little chick about 2 weeks old. Part of a staggered hatch. I believe one of the other chicks may have jumped on it. Anyways, it's got a slipped tendon that we've been caring for and trying to heal for a few days, but it's making a strange motion with its neck. I can't tell if this is a reflex or a seizure.. Please watch this YouTube video and give me your input
Edited by cedarcovefarm - 10/21/15 at 4:22am
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Anybody??
post #3 of 5

I believe you're seeing a neurologic problem.  Do a google search for:  "vitamin E encephalopathy" or "crazy chick disease".  Recommended treatment is Vitamin E, Selenium, and B vitamins.  You can get the E and B's in Poultry Nutri-Drench.  You can get the Selenium from any store that sells vitamins.  Remember the size of the chick, and realize that a tablet is a dose for a full grown adult human.  I'm not authorized to advise medical treatment for animals or people, but this is where I started when treating a chick.  He came back from being comatose to acting normal, but needed to be culled around 20 weeks due to related issues.

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Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #4 of 5
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Thank you for your help. I have started the chick on poly vi sol, but I will have to look into the selenium. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond.
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You're welcome.  Post back on how things go for you.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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