help!!Chick not standing upright,falling over! Question on vitamin e!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Attack Chicken, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    One of the chicks I adopted a few days ago is not doing good tonight. The batch hatched at school and 3 others hatched but died within a few days. This little wyandotte chick has a crooked beak which I think is because of poor humidity in the incubator since there was droplets of water on the viewing windows. He tilts his head back and falls over to the side and isn't walking. Should I let him die on his own or end his life? How should I end his life? Please help.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  2. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I had one like that and I culled it, but it was hard for me and took me a few hours before I ultimately did it. I'm sorry to hear you're going through the same thing. Good luck to you either way. There is no right or wrong here.
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Well this morning he is still alive,eating,drinking, and pooping but still unstable on his feet and keeps tilting his head to were its on his back.
     
  4. dnaroian

    dnaroian New Egg

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    I once had a chick that had the same thing happen. I was able to save her and she is fine today. Try searching online for wry neck syndrome(check the spelling). I separated her from the others and bought at any pharmacy, vitamin E drops and gave her a few drops every 3 to 4 hours along with help with feeding and water (since it's hard for them to eat and drink without the help). It took about a week and a half but she recovered. Please try this first.
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Do I mix the vitamin E drops in the water? or give it to him by mouth? I would much rather mix in the water. Today he is doing better and is kinda getting better standing on his feet. He isn't rolling on his back anymore. He is drinking fine and eating.
     
  6. dnaroian

    dnaroian New Egg

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    I actually used a mix of Polyvisol(a childrens multi vitamin drops) and the vitamin E. I used an eye dropper straight to the mouth and put it in the water. I even put it in the water for a while after she was better. I couldn't believe that it worked so well because I was sure she was going to die. Please try this because I've read a lot of articles of this working.
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I went to 3 different pharmacys today and all I could find was vitamin E water soluable tablets. Would this work to? I couldn't find anything else so i decided to get the tablets, but i want to make sure its the right thing before i put it in her water. She's doing great today and hasn't fallen over. Her neck is fine and seems straight. She's eating, drink, and running aroun being playfull.
     
  8. dnaroian

    dnaroian New Egg

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    I'm glad to see your chick seems to be doing better. I don't think it will hurt to put the vitamin E right in the drinking water. Keep an eye on her and if she acts up again I would check Walmart in the vitamin section. Look in the childrens vitamins.(Polyvisol)
     
  9. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    That is where I got this from. How much water should i put one of the tablets in? There like a gel tablet.
     
  10. dnaroian

    dnaroian New Egg

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    I just put a pin in the end of the gel tab to make an opening and squeezed a few drops down the side of the beak so it would go into the mouth and put the rest into the waterer. Do this every few hours if she seems to be getting worse again. If not maybe just a few times a day. I'm not a vet but this is what I did when my chick was on the mend. It doesn't sound like your chick is that bad.
     

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