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Chick hanging head

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

  1. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there something wrong with this chick?
    I got her via mail delivery from mypetchicken.com 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?

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  2. BackyardFarmMom

    BackyardFarmMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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