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I believe it was @gevshiba who posted that FOS (flip over syndrome) is caused by a vitamin A deficiency.  She said she feeds alfalfa or kale to cure and prevent FOS.  Some of the vitamin supplements are also high in vitamin A and can help get the poults back to normal.

 Actually, the vitamin deficiency hit at about 5 weeks.  Flipping right after hatch, for my poult, was due to pipping the wrong end and getting stuck for so long.  I did the container thing and he was on his feet after several hours.

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 Actually, the vitamin deficiency hit at about 5 weeks.  Flipping right after hatch, for my poult, was due to pipping the wrong end and getting stuck for so long.  I did the container thing and he was on his feet after several hours.


Thanks. Mines seems to be gaining some strength but it has been a few days.I started with the container idea yesterday. I have been dipping his beak in water with electrolytes and vitamins and some egg yolk.. Tonight I keep thinking I hear a funny noise and am worrying he aspirated somehow when I dipped his beak (or he has a respiratory issue for some other reason).

Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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