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Chicken trapped under feeder and is now acting strange

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lone Star Chick, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have scoured many posts on BYC , but cant seem to find anything like my situation.
    I have 6 three week old chicks ,(4 sex link ,2 RIR) and 6 two week old white rock chicks.
    One of my RIRs got trapped underneath the feeder the other day for about 30-45 mins when I noticed I had only 11 chicks in the brooder. I FRANTICALLY started searching for my missing chick , only to find "Little Red" (will refer him/her as a female for the time being) standing in the cone shaped area underneath the feeder. When I found her she seemed startled/shaken up but otherwise fine. That evening I noticed her wings hanging low and she just seemed out of it. She just stands/walks hunched over with her neck tucked back some (the way a vulture walks/stands). She eats and drinks without issue, but she RARELY sleeps laying down like the other chicks and hasn't grown since the incident (3 days ago). Her neck feels stiff and boney and crooked (almost U shaped) . I am treating her for wry neck JIK, though it doesn't LOOK/SOUND like what I'm reading wry neck to be , but I cant seem to find anything else like what she has anywhere. The picture is a bit hard to see...its all I could get. She was NORMAL up until the incident. I don't know what is going on or what else to do. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. First time chick mom here.

    UPDATE!!: Little Red is running around!!. She can lay don to sleep, is no longer a zombie chick,and her wings have perked back up. Shes "flying" around the brooder now and can move her neck backwards to groom. She still needs to "unhunch", but treating her for wry neck has seemed to work Knock.On.Wood!! Going to try the scrambled egg thing, but SHES IMPROVING!!!!:)
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    [​IMG] (Sorry it's not under better circumstances)

    Try posting over on the emergency forum, someone there may be able to help you out with her. Your picture didn't show up here, but try loading it again when you post on the emergency forum, it could help members understand better.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck to you and Little Red, I hope she'll be ok!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you SO much for replying. She actually seems to be improving with the supplements....so maybe it was wry neck. Ill work on getting the pic loaded correctly.
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Overrun With Chickens

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]





    So sorry about your chick but I do believe she will live but try Feeding your chicks some scrambled eggs this should help out greatly about every other day for a couple of weeks also watch the feathers grow .....
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
     
  7. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     
  8. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     
  9. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try the scrambled eggs. She already seems MUCH better after just 2 doses of the vitamine and selenium...but can definitely improve more with her neck. Thank you so much for the advice!!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think it was stiff neck for being in that position so long. Hope she will continue to improve. Chicks like to scare the stuffings out of their caregivers - just to keep them on their toes

    Please update so we know how she is going.
     
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