Chick hanging head

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FromChictoChick, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
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    Is there something wrong with this chick?
    I got her via mail delivery from last Wednesday. She is slightly smaller than the others and always seems to have her head tucked/hanging. I've seen her eat and drink and walk.

    I'm wondering, is this symptomatic that there is something wrong with her or that she is weak or unwell?


  2. BackyardFarmMom

    BackyardFarmMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    Maybe try some poultry drench... chick vitamins and electrolytes
    Or you could give her Poly-Vi-Sol w/o Iron... (infant vitamin drops) Just a drop or 2 a day.

    Sugar water might perk her up a little too.

    Could she have eaten a wood chip? Could be impacted crop...
    Smell her breath... If it is stinky could be sour crop.

    Sorry not sure... either way I would get her those vitamins

    Good luck!
    Kepp us updated!

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