Advise please for neighbors' chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by horsejody, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    My neighbor just e-mailed me. The night before last the last of her chicks hatched. The baby wasn't hatching and was way over due, so she helped it hatched. The chick was fully formed and the yolk absorbed. The baby has curled toes and a weak neck. I told her how to make a baby boot for the weak toes. I worry that the weak neck might indicate a vitamin deficiency. I have some poly-visol. Would we be able to give it one drop a day, or is that too much for such a small chick?
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Just seeing if anyone helped you?
     
  3. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    You can give it three drops twice a day. Good Luck! She should pop up in no time!
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Update on Baby Belle. As of last night she was a bit perkier, but she did manage to get her boots off and had to be refitted with new orthopedic chickie shoes.
     

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