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Looking for wry-neck sling/support ideas

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by savannahchickmom, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. savannahchickmom

    savannahchickmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere on here that one of you hadmade a sling or support for your chick with wry-neck. I have a 7 day old with wry-neck. The only time she seems comfortable is curled up in my hand with her neck supported. I am walking around carrying this tiny baby wrapped in an old washcloth. I have places I am going to have to go this weekend unfortunately, and with snow on the ground, the chick cannot come along. Any suggestions for good support for her little body & neck while I am gone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember someone using a sock to support the chick. They hung the sock up and cut out holes for the feet. Good luck!
     
  3. savannahchickmom

    savannahchickmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for replying! DH thinks I need to just put the poor baby out of his misery. [​IMG]
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Even with a support to hold the neck up - the chick will still need to be able to feed and drink - I am so very sorry for you - I don;t have any suggestions to help your chick.

    I can only hope that somebody here can help you further - Chickenzoo is amazing at having solutions for problems - maybe try and contact her......!

    I wish you luck!

    Suzie
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