Hiccups, seizure or what?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by robinwiththechickens, May 1, 2011.

  1. robinwiththechickens

    robinwiththechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5-week old EE chick looks like she has the hiccups or is having a seizure or something. She only seems to do this when she roosts. She has had a whole host of problems in her short life. From day one she seemed to be a slow learner (she didn't learn to jump until about a week ago.) She was sleepy and anti-social, always with her head in the corner or eyes closed. Then about a week ago she got a swollen bubbly eye. I put antibiotics in the water 5 days ago, and as of yesterday she seemed less sleepy and swollen, but now this hiccup thing...

    I've uploaded a YouTube video of her, as the hiccup thing is hard to describe. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

     
  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I have no advice for you. [​IMG] I hope someone comes along soon who does. Good luck to you and your chick!
     
  3. robinwiththechickens

    robinwiththechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the support even if you can't help. I do hope someone will have seen something like this before. Poor dear has had so many problems and isn't even 6-weeks old yet. Antibiotics do seem to be helping with most of the problems.
     

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