New chick cant stand!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Badhbh, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the shrinkwrapped baby from my other thread. It keeps flopping over backward and its head is bent to the left. If I stand her up, she flopps over backward. Is there a chance she may straighten up? [​IMG]
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no good advice, just though I would write something to bump you back up to the top. Hopefully someone can help. Hang in there.
     
  3. prariechiken

    prariechiken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she/he is "flopping" to their back, sorry to say it would probably be best to cull.... [​IMG]
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get some Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins, Enfamil brand if possible..no iron..
    give 2 drops on beak twice a day for 3 days..then 3 drops once a day for a week...tapering off for another week.
    make sure the chick is kept hydrated by giving water by drops on beak.
    sometimes this is caused by certain nutritional deficiencies..sometimes from being pecked..(Crook Neck)
    also give Vitamin E...just a teeny drop from a capsule.

    try and feed some scrambled egg...

    fingers crossed for chick.
     
  5. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes actully doing much better this morning.. she's standing mostly, and only occasionally falls over. There's another that hatched out in the night that's doing the same thing.. maybe it's just a hard start? I'm picking up poly vi sol this evening.
     

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