help! something is wrong with my chick !Update!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yoker, May 17, 2009.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It keeps flipping on to its back what should i do.
     
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  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    how old.
    what are you feeding it.
    is it in with chicks its own size?
     
  3. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is your chick? What feed are you giving it? Is it with other chicks that are the same size?
     
  4. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it some sugar water and electrolytes which will boost the energy of your chick
     
  6. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok and thanks we will try that anything else?
    Would it be better to put it down?
     
  7. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    no, dont put down, you may save it,
    I agree suger in the water.
     
  8. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    it could be that it just have not got its balance yet.
     
  9. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  10. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    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.
     

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