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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yoker, May 17, 2009.
It keeps flipping on to its back what should i do.
what are you feeding it.
is it in with chicks its own size?
How old is your chick? What feed are you giving it? Is it with other chicks that are the same size?
It just hatched yesterday evening.
It hasn't eaten anything yet because it just hatched.
It has one other chick with it but it hatched in the night.
Its neck is bent it looks like.
Give it some sugar water and electrolytes which will boost the energy of your chick
ok and thanks we will try that anything else?
Would it be better to put it down?
no, dont put down, you may save it,
I agree suger in the water.
it could be that it just have not got its balance yet.
Don't cull it yet. Keep an eye on it if it doesn't progress by eating or drinking on it's own for a few days then cull it
Sounds like the chick has wry-neck. It happens when it hatches too slow, the neck joints solidify too soon in a crooked position. I have one right now, and it is surviving with lots of attention, droppers of water and keeping it with just a few siblings. I don't think it will make it though, but it is not suffering. You may want to just put it down. Sorry. They seem to just fade away even with intensive care.