Chicks turning their head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlakesWife, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. BlakesWife

    BlakesWife Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some baby chicks, maybe 5 or 6 weeks old. They've been outside because temps in Louisiana are awefully warm. Guy at the feed store told me they'd be fine at this age without a heat lamp unless temps get in the 50's or so which they haven't. Got up this morning to put some more feed and water only to find two dead and one on the brink of death. I watched it turn his/her head back toward its back and eyes were closed, it got to a point where it couldn't stand anymore and just layed on it's side. Any insight as to what's wrong? I didn't give them any vaxes and am unsure if they had any. This is my first time raising chickens so I didn't even think to ask. [​IMG]
     
  2. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    something got to them I don't know if its the weather or whatnot but all 3 couldnt just die at the same time.
     
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    How do their eyes look, does the pupils look irregular? Any paralysis in wings or legs?
     
  4. BlakesWife

    BlakesWife Out Of The Brooder

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    Aberfitch-They are caged in and well above the ground. I have no idea what happened to the two that I woke up to find already passed away, but the one seemed totally off it's rocker. Wasn't responding well, would turn it's head back and then again, got to a point where it didn't even want to/couldn't stand anymore. So there it layed, on it's side. I picked it up and was going to bring it to the house to see if there was something I could do for it, but by the time I started toward the house, it had passed away.

    Clucky--I will go check on the pupils for you right now.
     
  5. BlakesWife

    BlakesWife Out Of The Brooder

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    Pupils look like the other 3 that are still alive. Round and blushish in color.
     

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