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New from the Columbia Gorge

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bramblewood_Farm, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Bramblewood_Farm

    Bramblewood_Farm New Egg

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    Hi, we're pretty new chicken folks living in the Columbia Gorge in Washington state. I'm having an issue with a chick that has me pretty upset right now, so I'll have to come back and write more intro later. Heading over to the "problem" section...
     
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  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    Try giving her some electrolytes or sugar water will work. You may have to push her beak down in the water to show her how to drink or you can use an eye dropper is she won't do it herself. This will give her a little boost and hopefully help her make it. You can get vitamins for them too to put in the water but it's too late tonite to get some so try the sugar water and if she makes it through the nite then get some of those tomorrow.
     
  3. Bramblewood_Farm

    Bramblewood_Farm New Egg

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    Thank you! I erased my original message because I saw that I had posted in the wrong spot-whoops!
    I should've just left it and edited...not thinking clearly...thanks for the advice!
    Here's the OP:

    I just joined up here after trying to find a solution to my chick problem, but couldn't find one.
    We are pretty new chicken folks, starting with five chicks last spring and they are all healthy, happy, egg-laying hens now.
    We got five more a couple of weeks ago (they are 3 weeks old) and all seemed to be going well until tonight when I went to check the gals in the brooder. All looked fine except one. She's in the house now (next to me with a heat lamp). She has her head tucked up under her and when picked up, shakes her head side to side and just wants to tuck up in the fetal position. She's having difficulty standing, with her feet kind of splayed. She was tucking her head, shaking, and backing up as far as she could go. I'm guessing we'll lose her, but I thought I'd ask for advice here.
    -Sally
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    It almost sounds like she has wry neck! Give her some Poly Vi Sol vitamins w/o iron. Give her a few drops a couple times a day and see if that helps!!
     
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  5. Bramblewood_Farm

    Bramblewood_Farm New Egg

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    Thanks, Is that something you get at a feed store?

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  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] for your chick
     
  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome neighbor! I'm from Oregon!
     
  8. bookerdog

    bookerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello to you Im from the columbia gorge as well on the washington side.
     
  9. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
     
  10. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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