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1 month old chick only walking backwards in circles & has jerking neck-GETTING WORSE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SDCarter, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. SDCarter

    SDCarter Out Of The Brooder

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    My Serama chick needs help please...

    He/She turned 1 month old yesterday. Today he/she is chirping very loudly & almost constantly & can only walk backwards in a circle. It's also making little jerking movements with his/her head. [​IMG]

    I have no idea what is wrong or what to do.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013
  2. Eggcessive

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  3. SDCarter

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    I'm giving her Pol-Vi-Sol, probiotics, electrolytes, & Vit E w/Selenium. She is way worse today than yesterday.

    She won't open her eyes anymore, her left leg is cold, & she isn't putting up much of a fight.

    How do I feed her without it going into her lungs? I'm not having any luck because every time I put anything in her mouth she starts breathing funny.

    How do I humanely put her out of her misery if it comes to that? If she doesn't eat soon, I'm afraid she's gonna die.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You could tube feed her, but it sounds as though she won't make it. Equal parts of vinegar and baking soda in an air tight box or coffee can is a good method for chicks and small birds--it takes only a minute or two for euthanasia.
     
  5. SDCarter

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    Thanks everyone for the advice. She passed away peacefully on Tues. Sept. 24th. [​IMG]
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    So sorry for your loss.
     

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