14 days old 2 of my chicks are having different issues

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Montanomom3, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Montanomom3

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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    the weird foot is likely caused from imperfect hatching conditions, as long a it can walk properly there is nothing to worry about. just be aware that bumblefoot is a larger possibility. The twisted neck is called wry neck and it is a vitamin deficiency, not sure which one but i am pretty sure it is in nutri drench so i would recommend giving them that.
     
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  3. Montanomom3

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    Where would i get the vitamins she needs we are new to baby chicks.
    I did hatch these on my own. What could i have done wrong in her hathcing? (The foot) i feel so bad
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    Those look like vitamin deficiencies or problems ftom the hatch. For torticolis or wry neck, you would want to treat with som B complex vitamins, especially thiamine, and vitamin E. For the curled under toes, again, B complex which has ribflavin is food. So, I would give some vitamin E, around 200 to 400 IU, and grind or crush 1/4 tablet of B complex onto a little cooked egg daily. The egg has a little selenium which is all they need. Vitamins are sold at Walmart and any other store.

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  5. Montanomom3

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    Thank you so much. I feel horrible. We have only had chicks one other time 6 years ago and never had problems at all. But this was my first hatch yesterday was the first day i noticed the wry neck. And i only noticed the foot today but I’m not sure how long it’s been that way. Should i separate the two chicks from the rest?
     
  6. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Dont feel bad, it happens. I dont think you need to separate them
     
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  7. Montanomom3

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    Ok perfect.
     
  8. Montanomom3

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    How much of a cooked egg should i give? I just went and bought the vitamins:)
     
  9. BarnhartChickens98

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    I would give all they want to eat.
     
  10. Montanomom3

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    Ok i have them a but they aren’t eating it thought they are walking on it and laying in it
     

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