Head Bobbing chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DaisyDuck73, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. DaisyDuck73

    DaisyDuck73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 25 buffs....2 arrived dead, 1 died in my hand, then 5 more died within 24 hours.....I'm hoping that will be it.....they said it is from the stress of the trip (Maybe temperature change also from outside to inside post office). I know that shipping stresses chicks, but this is my first experience with them. I have 1 chick that bobs it's head really weird and chirps loudly when it does it. It also turns around in small circles. None of the other chicks are doing this....Any ideas as to what it might be?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Liz pointed you in the right direction. What a horrible experience for you? Will the seller replace the dead/dying chicks? I'm thinking the chick may have had a head injury.
     
  4. DaisyDuck73

    DaisyDuck73 Out Of The Brooder

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    They said they would refund or replace. Going to go with the refund since I ordered so many. Thing is I ordered 25 black Jersey Giants and all 25 of them are doing good so far...they starting drinking and eating as soon as I put them in. The Buffs seem to want to be more under the heat lamp...that's why I'm thinking temp change. I will try giving her some electrolyte water if she will take it.
    Thanks
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. Sorry for your losses (so sad) I hope you don't lose anymore. Welcome to BYC glad you joined us enjoy your new chicks!
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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, DaisyDuck73, and a belated [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Hope your chick is okay!
     
  9. DaisyDuck73

    DaisyDuck73 Out Of The Brooder

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    She has had eletrolytes and probotics and her head is still bobbing, but she is still alive.
     
  10. Will Vooghty 9

    Will Vooghty 9 New Egg

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    I am experiencing this problem also. What happened to the chick so i know what im in for.
     

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