day old chick with seizures?? help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by courtshep, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My day old chick is in the brooder but just keeps acting strangely. Looks like it's trying to "preen" its tummy over and over and then just flops on its back. Also shaking some. I have lamps on brooder and other 3 chicks seem to fine with the temp in there. Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep it warm and seperated so the others dont' attack it, then give it time. If it doesn't stop the behavior and doesn't eat and drink them you're going to have to cull it.
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your chickie, I agree with Columbiacritter. This make be something it won't out grow.
     
  4. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick is still acting strange. Keeps arching neck around and then falling down and having trouble getting up. What is the cause of this? I realize I may have to cull (if she doesn't die on her own) but it almost looks neuorological in nature.
     

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