Neurologic problem or what?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beeball2, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. beeball2

    beeball2 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2007
    Watkins Glen, New York
    I hatched out seven sebright chicks and 5 favs over the weekend. Two of the sebrights had a wierd thing where they put the top of their head on the ground and kind of spun around on it. To move they flapped their wings which they kept way out from their bodies and kind of paddled backwards using the wings and not the legs. They never sat up like a normal chick, or ate or anything. Normal looking chicks otherwise. Other chicks are all fine. This is a new thing for me. We put them down the second day as it was so sad to watch, but I am looking for thoughts on what the problem is to prevent it in the future. I am thinking neurological issues during their formation.
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Gee, beeball, that is odd. Please let us know what you discover.
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    sebrights are famous for mareks
    this is what they have
    you should always vaccinate for mareks with this breed of birds
    go to
    Kim J Theodore has D'uccles another breed famous for mareks
    there is no cure now for yours
    and they will continue to shed dander of mareks aand infect your other chicks
    do go to her site
    they need to be vaccinated the day they come out of the incubator
    all unvaccinated chicks have to have strick biosecurity in that the person doing chores keeps clean clothes and boots for the incubaator room only

    she explains this and hopefully yo8 can get help
    for therest of your sebrights

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