HELP!!! CHICK EMERGENCY

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie Sue, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    My month and a half chicks were out in the yard with mama and when every one went in to bed tonite, one chick was left outside and was cheeping, so I went to round it up and it was acting funny. It would fall over and have its head upside down and lay on the ground for a few seconds, it did this a couple times and now I have it inside with me in a box on a towel. It is resting but its head is still upside down. Its almost like a seizure or something. I gave it some water in an eye dropper with electolyte in it. Is this something any one has seen?
    What else should I do.. She is a very fluffy white Silkie
    Thankyou for your help
    Sue
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    I wonder if it got knocked on the head. Do you have a heat lamp for it? I wish I knew something that would help. I hope someone comes along soon!![​IMG]
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    a while back there was a thread describing what you are describing. maybe one of the moderators can jump in here and give you some advice or show you the thread that talked about your same problem. Good luck. Try looking under emergencies?
     
  4. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou for replying
    I don't have a heat lamp on it yet what about a heating pad under the box?
    It doesn't seem hurt in any way.. she is peeping at me once in a while and trys to lift her head
    My husband thinks it might have eaten something ( maybe a berry or something and it is drunk)
    but the others seem fine
    I will check under " emergencies
    ' thankyou
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I am trying to find that thread for you, too.
     
  6. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Hi Sue,
    Your baby has crook neck it is a silkie problem, It happens for few reasons. One being a head injury and they may take longer to recover.
    The other is a defencey in the diet, silkies do not get something they need in the comercial feed we buy.
    If you treat it fast it you have a chance him recovering.
    If you would like me to call you I can just email me your phone number and I will give you all the tips I can.
    It is a lot to write in chat.
    Melanie of flufnstuff.com
     
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  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Stress is not good if it is dark where you are and the mother is in bed put the chick under her wing whiles we try to help
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Not to interupt sorry! But what is it that silkies need in their diet that the commercial feed lack? (I have some silkies in the bator) I dont want this to happen to mine.
     
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  9. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    I will give you some suggestions for their care to not to worry.
    It is not a given that you will have problems but its nice to know ahead of time on the possibilty.


    Melanie
     
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  10. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I also need to know, and cant find the thread.

    Melanie, I emailed you. Thanks for your help.
    I think there should be a thread stickied for it, I remember reading it long ago, but now cannot find it either.
     

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