CHick looking up and falling upside down. Help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tootsie, May 9, 2011.

  1. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched this chick a few hours ago. It started looking way up in the air and falling over upside down. The other 6 are just fine. WHat could it be? I just checked again and now it is just sitting like it is trying to do a backbend with it's head arched up as if looking up in the sky. This is my first incubator hatch.

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  2. deeker

    deeker Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no answer for you. Just found a single barred rock....three days old...doing the same thing....49 others in the same brooder appear fine....
     
  3. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a couple do the same thing....come to find out, they were weak from hatching...I put some sugar in their water and within 4 hours or so they were all perked up and running around!!! I had to force them to drink the water though...about every 15 mins....good luck and keep us informed!!
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    vitamin b deficiency, then need vitamins
     
  5. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I did have chick vitamins in their water. This morning all seem fine, would never know there was a problem. My prayers were answered! Now if only the eggs in my friend's Top Hatch bator would hatch. They were due yesterday too but so far nothing.
     

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