My new chicks head is cocked to the side?? ~PICS page 2~

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Echoes, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there something terribly wrong with him? His head stays cocked to the side... like completely side ways. Is there something I can do? Is he disabled?
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  2. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    The same thing happened to one of the faverolle chicks I hatched last fall. I gave him a few drops of baby vitamins 2-3 times a day and two days later he was fine. Turned out to be a vitamin deficiency. This may not be the case for your chickie but it's worth a try.
     
  3. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definetly worth a try. What kind of baby vitamins? This is a liquid?
     
  4. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, liquid - I used poly-vi-sol NO IRON. The first couple days I'd put a drop or two on his beak and he would swallow it after he started doing better I put 1/2 dropperful in the water daily. How old is the chick? Mine was about 2 weeks old when he started it. Try it - if it's a vitamin deficiency, it will clear up quick. Good luck
     
  5. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's only about 12 hours old. I am going to run to my local feed store (Agway) and see if they have anything for this. I might jsut pick up some vitamins too.

    Thanks. Keep the advice coming, I am really worried about him.

    Is there any chance he will die? He has been sleeping alot more than my others.
     
  6. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's only about 12 hours old. I am going to run to my local feed store (Agway) and see if they have anything for this. I might jsut pick up some vitamins too.

    Thanks. Keep the advice coming, I am really worried about him.

    Is there any chance he will die? He has been sleeping alot more than my others.
     
  7. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. Here's what I jsut picked up:

    -Vitamin E (400 I.U.) - 100% Natural - Softgels

    -Super B-Complex (There's no I.U measurement, not sure if there issupposed to bewith this) - Dietary Supplement - Liquid Softgels

    -Poly-Vi-Sol (Enfamil)


    ...How sohuld I dose him? Could I mix them all together and give to him all in one liquid? How long should I wait before giving to him? (He's only about 12 hours old)
     
  8. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture?
     
  9. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of chick is it? I've heard that sort of thing is common in silkies... some sort of disease or malformity or soemthing.
     
  10. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    sounds like head tilt.
     

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