Help Emergency !!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by italianchicksrule, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. italianchicksrule

    italianchicksrule Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a baby chick 3 weeks old , her neck is twisting !!! She acted like she was looking at something sideways and then like she could not straighten her neck and now it's completly turned and her head is resting on the bottom of the cage. What could this be ?? Please email me directly if you have any idea.
    Terri
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would guess Marek's, but it's just a guess. Even if they were vaccinated against it.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have any pictures? What kind of chick? What kind of brooder do you have them in?

    Could be wry neck, from a bump on the head. If that's the case try giving a small amount of Poly-Vi-Sol baby vitamins, the kind with NO IRON. I forget how much but do a search on wry neck and you'll find it somewhere. Aside from that only time will help, if that's what it is.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You give about 3 drops a day to an adult chicken. For a baby I'd put a few drops in the waterer, and change it daily.
     
  5. italianchicksrule

    italianchicksrule Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys. She did get pecked on the head by one of the bigger hens. She never showed any sign before. So I am guessing wry neck and I guess vitamins and rest ?
    Terri
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what i'd do
     
  7. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you saw her get pecked on the head, I think you can safely count out disease as the issue. Hope she recovers with a quickness!
     

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