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Welcome to BYC. Those can be symptoms of wry neck. Walking backwards, in circles, and flips are common. Head injury and vitamin E deficiency can be causes. How old is your chick? Holding the chicken in a towel and feeding it wet chicken feed can help to get more food and water in it. Hoping for the best.
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Welcome to BYC. Those can be symptoms of wry neck. Walking backwards, in circles, and flips are common. Head injury and vitamin E deficiency can be causes. How old is your chick? Holding the chicken in a towel and feeding it wet chicken feed can help to get more food and water in it. Hoping for the best.

I'm not really sure how old the chick is, I just know the feed store was eager to get rid of her. She's been eating chick starter that I ground up with a mortar and pestle with little to no problem; but the first day I had her she wasn't able to eat at all. As far as water goes, I've been mixing in the supplements/electrolytes and giving it through a dropper, which seems to work well. I was planning on getting some cultured plain yogurt and some plain oatmeal along with poly vi sol, for further treatment. I was lucky enough that my mom takes the same supplements required for treatment (vitamin E & selenium). I've embedded a pic; she's shown some improvement in the short time I've had her. Before she couldn't sit without her head between her knees.
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Thanks to the information on this thread one of mine that I've been feeding with a syringe for two days turned the corner last night after starting him/her on a full dose of Vitamin E. I was already giving rooster booster supplement and selenium. I've made a blended formula using Poly Vi Sol, Selenium, rooster booster (vitamins and electrolytes) and food mixed with water. He/she is eating much more from the syringe in just the first day of full strength vitamin E. Also, his/her head was completely backwards (twisted) for the past two days and now it is facing the right direction again!

 

This is a silkie chicken that hatched on May 7th. The other 3 that I hatched look normal and are acting normal for now. I've added a tiny amount of rooster booster to their water as well. They are on a chick starter crumble, not medicated.

 

Thanks everyone for the excellent advice. I have lots of experience raising quail but these are my first baby chicks to raise. The last time I had baby chicks, I had two very happy hens to take care of them and hardly had to do any of the work myself.

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Unfortunately my little Black Beak didn't make it despite my best efforts. 😢
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