Necks bent backward problem!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Clancarley, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Clancarley

    Clancarley New Egg

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    I have three little Banie chicks that I rescued from my sister who was going to kill them. They just hatched and have a hard time standing and their head and neck bend back over their back. When I try to help them hold head up right I can feel their heads rearing back against me. If I don't hold them they fall backwards and lay on the back. I have managed to get them to drink but not eat. Does anyone know what I need to do to pull their heads down into place?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add some vitamins and electrolytes to their drinking water. Wry neck can be attributed to vitamin deficiency.
     
  3. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of vitamins?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You can buy poultry vitamin packs at the co-op or tsc. Or you could give it some pol-vi-sol WITHOUT iron, which can usually be found in the baby section of the grocery store. If you mix some water and their crumbles in to a very wet paste, you can feed them with a dropper to get some food into them. Good luck, I hope your babies are feeling better soon!
     
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