chick that is moving in circles, falling over frontwards, etc

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tmeyers24, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. tmeyers24

    tmeyers24 New Egg

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    I just picked up 8 baby chicks from a hatchery. They are between 1 and 2 days old. The one chick was putting its head on the ground and running backwards. She falls over and does front somersaults. When I pick her up she puts her head down towards her chest. Has anyone ever heard of this? This is only my second experience with baby chicks. Last year I didn't have any problems like this. I really don't want her to die. Can anyone give me any advice on what to do or what this is? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you given her water with vitamins?/ I'm sure there are lots of people who know more than me, but my little chick that we decided had wry neck acted a little like that (just no flipping over) The great people on BYC told me to get vitamins and vitamin e (especially vit e) into her and give twice a day So I got poly vi sol and some vit e capsules and started dosing her. I have no clue if this will help her, but I don't think it can hurt. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
     
  3. tmeyers24

    tmeyers24 New Egg

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    Thank you for the help
     
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