HELP!! Peachick can't stand up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Germaine_11.20, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    My peachick hatched (I had to help it) and it can't stand up. I think it may have a "crooked neck(?)" although I really don't know what that is, just guessing here.
    Will that resolve itself with a little physical therapy or do I need to cull it?
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    If you had to help it hatch there is a possibility that it wont make it. I would make sure you give fluids such as Gatoraid and get some Poly Vi Sol baby vitamins WITHOUT IRON (from CVS) and see if that helps. He might have a vitamin deficiency.

    Try to help him eat and if he wont mix some of his starter crumbles with the Gatoraid to make it more appetizing. Good luck. Others will add their suggestions but this is a start.
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Thank you so much I will try that. I have it in a glass cushioned on papertowels to try to get it's neck stronger. Yesterday I washed it up and dried it.
    It seems alert but it can't stand up. It managed to get out of the glass this morning and I had to put it back in. It was on it's side in the brooder.
     

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