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HELP! Baby chick with new head injury

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We got 5 little chicks 2 weeks ago and today one of the smallest ones (she hadn't been growing like the others) was hiding in the corner and when I went to get her out she started to chirp loudly and run almost sideways. Her neck is now turned so that she looking to the right and down a'little bit. I researched some and someone mentioned Wry Neck but wouldn't that have been an issue earlier on? We separated her from the others and we're going to feed her 3 times a day vitamin E in her food and a vitamin supliment in her water. If you have any idea what this could be please help!! We don't want the little chick to die.
post #2 of 4

General treatment for wry neck is VitaminE with Selenium.

 

Here is more information on vitamin products, foods and wry neck syndrome:

http://www.tillysnest.com/2014/03/vitamin-deficiencies-in-backyard-chicks-html/

http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/wry-neck.html

http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

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Sadly she passed...is it possible for chicks to have strokes? It seamed like half of her body was paralyzed. I would really like to know what happened and if we did anything wrong.
post #4 of 4

I'm sorry for your loss :hugs

Unfortunately it is hard to pinpoint the exact cause of loss sometimes.

Some chicks just fail to thrive. It could have been so many things, from neurological/developmental disorders, vitamin/nutrition or some type of unknown illness.

Unless your other chicks start showing signs/symptoms similar, then there's really no way to start putting the pieces together.

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