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Chick trapped underneath feeder , now acting strange

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I have scoured many posts on BYC , but cant seem to find anything like my situation.

I have 6 three week old chicks ,(4 sex link ,2 RIR) , and ,6 two week old white rock chicks.

One of my RIRs got trapped underneath the feeder the other day for about 30-45 mins when I noticed I had only 11 chicks in the brooder. I FRANTICALLY started searching for my missing chick , only to find "Little Red" (will refer him/her as a female for the time being) standing in the cone shaped area underneath the feeder. When I found her she seemed startled/shaken up but otherwise fine. That evening I noticed her wings hanging low and she just seemed out of it. She just stands/walks hunched over with her neck tucked back some (the way a vulture walks/stands). She eats and drinks without issue, but she RARELY sleeps laying down like the other chicks and hasn't grown since the incident (3 days ago). Her neck feels stiff and boney and crooked (almost U shaped) . I am treating her for wry neck JIK, though it doesn't LOOK/SOUND like what I'm reading wry neck to be , but I cant seem to find anything else like what she has anywhere. She was NORMAL up until the incident. I don't know what is going on or what else to do. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. First time chick mom here.

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I'm sorry about your chick, but glad that you found her before it was too late. She probably suffered some dehydration and got stressed as well. I would treat the whole gang with vitamins and electrolytes, such as SaveAChick or Vitamins with Lactobacillus in their water. Poultry Nutridrench is good too, if you want to only treat the one chick, giving her 1 ml by mouth daily. I hope that she recovers.

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I'm sorry about your chick, but glad that you found her before it was too late. She probably suffered some dehydration and got stressed as well. I would treat the whole gang with vitamins and electrolytes, such as SaveAChick or Vitamins with Lactobacillus in their water. Poultry Nutridrench is good too, if you want to only treat the one chick, giving her 1 ml by mouth daily. I hope that she recovers.
Thank you Eggcessive. Ill try one of those out. Cant hurt to keep on hand....shes not my only one who likes to "dissappear"; )
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