A Chick that smells like a wet dog!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by vickie2133, May 4, 2009.

  1. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I know this sounds strange but I had a chick that hatched about 2 weeks ago, and so help me it smells like a wet dog. It had some leg issues upon hatching, and I made it some boots. It is able to stand now, but it toes are still turn around almost in a circle. It has become used to walking this way, and even running some. I think it will make it, and I can accept it is different. It is strange though, it stinks like a wet dog, (badly). Has anyone come across this before? Could it be something in its diet?
     
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  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    separate that chick and give POLYVISOL enfamil formulation three drops in beak once a day (this is a childrens liquid A-B-D vitamin) for a week then taper off the next. I would also give (in addition) AviaCharge 2000 (in feed or water > you can purchase this online from McMurry or Strombergs) ... deficiency and malabsorption can be managed this way .
    Offering a live culture plain (nonflavored) yogurt should get the intestinal flora in order which may help with the smell.
     
  3. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I had started the chick on the vitamins upon seeing it after hatch two weeks ago. I hadn't tried the yogurt, looks like I'm heading to Krogers this morning. I hadnt' thought about the yogurt. I have worked with various problem chicks, just not this situation. Thanks for all your help in advance.
     

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