Chick with weird feed/crooked neck

BLaBauve

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10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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I have a 1 day old D'Uccle. Her legs seems to be pigeon toed and her head is held cocked a lot. She seems alert but spends most of her time laying down because she has trouble keeping her balance. Any chance this baby will survive? I've been forcing her to drink water and I haven't seen her eat yet. But again, she's only a day old. What can I do to help her, anything?

Thanks!
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Cindiloohoo

Quiet as a Church Mouse
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Dec 19, 2009
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My DD had a Sebright hatch like that. Laugh if you will, but we super glued cardboard to it's feet to straighten them and she is alive and well today. We used thin cardboard, and once she got used to it she was able to walk and the prosthetics fell off after 3 or 4 days. The glue wore off a few days later and she was good to go from then on.
 

BLaBauve

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Jun 14, 2009
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Someone sent me a PM and said that I needed to kill my chick and all the others it came in contact with. She sent me a link to a hatchery for info... She did not specify the contagious disease she thought the chick had. I wrote this person back and haven't heard back.. thoughts?
 

Zahboo

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Me personally I woudlnt kill anything until I was 100% positive. Looks like something developmental was slow or a temperature messed up while incubated.
 

BLaBauve

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10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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We would not kill a chick unless we had to. And this one seems to be a fighter! It's toes are still deformed but it's gaining strength. We had to seperate it from the other chicks because it was getting picked on. I'm hoping it will get stronger everyday.
 

Zahboo

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I agree with the tape/cardboard thing. We never glued them but taped my silkies feet to cardboard for it's first 4 days because they were balled up from some incubation issue. I'd add some vitamins to her water just for some extra help. We put a feather duster (unused) in the brooder so they have a "momma" to huddle into.
 

woodward farms

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i would keep her and just work with her. i seen a lot worst trun out great

as for that pm you got,
maybe you should send it to an Administrator
seems to be very harsh info very fast.
in my time here on the board pms are used for personal info.
an answer to a post should just be posted on that post.

hope all is well and she keeps fighting and makes it
 

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