Chick tilts head WAY, WAY back after drinking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hhave, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. hhave

    hhave Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a 4 or 5 day old Buff Orpington chick who after drinking tilts her head WAY back, so much that she nearly falls over backward. This is not the typical head tilt to swallow the water. I've never seen a chick tilt around like this before. Is she okay? Seems to be eating fine and drinking fine other than the tilt back. She also seems to have somewhat thin feathers coming in, but I think this my be normal. Ideas... Thoughts?[​IMG]
     
  2. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i have no idea.Hope she will be okay.[​IMG]
    I will keep her in my prayers.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    She looks like she has wry neck started. You are going to have to put her on some vitamins.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  5. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hows the little chick doing?
     

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