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Tippy chick

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I have a 4 week chick, supposedly a pullet, but of unknown breed. She was an add on the Feed store gave my son when 2 of the chicks in his order died in shipment.

She its markedly smaller than the rest of the clutch and is always getting stepped on. The past 2 days she outs holding her head oddly to one side, squatting and waddling when she walks and frequently tips backwards.

I moved her and one other docile chick from the batch into another crate to see if she is just getting squished and not getting enough feed.

Any other ideas?

Thank you
Edited by sewcrazy - 4/6/16 at 4:12am
post #2 of 6
sounds like it could be wry neck. to treat wry neck you would give human vitamin E,polyvisol children's liquid vitamins without iron, small amount of selenium (larger amounts can be toxic) and poultry vitamin B. it can take up to a month to cure. please search wry neck in the forum and read about it. wry neck itself is NOT a disease but a SYMPTOM of a underlying issue. such as brain swelling from being pecked in the head, or vitamin defiency ect. hope this helps
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I am wondering if she might have am injury. I see no signs of trauma but the one leg is obviously not right
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I am wondering if she might have am injury. I see no signs of trauma but the one leg is obviously not right

 

 

It could be Perosis (slipped tendon). Does the hock have a red mark? 

If it is perosis and this chick is 4 weeks old, it would be too late to have it corrected and it should be culled

post #5 of 6

following mine is the exact same way!! is the hock the feet??

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Sorry meant to update. A week in isolation with good feed and supplements and she perked up nicely. She is in the big coop now with everyone else. She is smaller than the rest of the batch but hopefully will catch up eventually.
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