Limp neck on one week old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ~chickiddy~do~da~, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. ~chickiddy~do~da~

    ~chickiddy~do~da~ New Egg

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    Apr 23, 2008
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    was fine this am...seems like neck is broken but shakes it when I make it drink...what is this?
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    is the chick in with others?
    is it in a brooder with heat lamp?

    could any feed have gotten wet under the heat, and gone sour?
    this can cause a form of Botulism..which can cause "limber neck".

    check your feed for dampness, or any signs of mold, or sour musty smell.
     
  3. ~chickiddy~do~da~

    ~chickiddy~do~da~ New Egg

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    Apr 23, 2008
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    Yes they were under a 250 watt red bulb.
    With 4 other chicks, food was dry, but my turkey chicks sneek over there once in a while since they have started flying. I hope one didnt break it's neck.
    It is able to stand and is chirping, and we can get it to drink a little and take little pecks at some applesauce, but absolutley can not hold its neck up.
    I feel terrible and helpless. I have it in the house in a small box on a heating pad to stay warm while I am at work. I hope it is alive when I go home!
     

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