OMG! my chick order just came in 1 is disformed helpp!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raiderbabe239, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    i just got my chick order in from mcmurray hatchery and the extra chick they sent me has a messed up neck its flopped over to the side and when i pick him up it goes all the way around. hes eating fine and drinking water and walking and the other chicks seem to be accepting him i just dont know what to do to help his neck!
     
  2. gway2008

    gway2008 Songster

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    Oh No! I'm no help as to what you could do for him but that is so sad... Poor thing! [​IMG]
     
  3. cochinbantam-lover

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    Poor little baby? Hope someone has some helpful advice for you, wish I could be of some help!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Pine Acres Peeps

    Pine Acres Peeps Songster

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    Hey,

    I had a buff orp hatch out like this last week, his or her head just seemed to go backwards like it would break any second, I placed it in a box by itself and within a couple days it was completely normal.
    Now I can't even tell which it was.
    Don't give up, it will straighten out!!
     
  5. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

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    One of mine was like that when she was a baby. We kept her with the others, but made sure they didn't pick on her and she was eating/drinking/pooping alright. After a few weeks it got better and she's fine now.

    I read somewhere it can come from them getting smushed by the others in the box.
     
  6. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    That's encouraging advice you've gotten from the others. If it's eating/drinking/pooping all right then there might be hope. Just watch that it doesn't get picked on by the others. I hope it gets better soon!
     
  7. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    shes been eating the gro-gel plus i put in the box for her and a couple peices of grapes and her neck already seems to be straightening out a bit. hopefully it will keep getting better. also i think shes a white crested black polish so im excited about that [​IMG]
     
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I heard that wry neck is caused by a vitamin deficiency and a few drops of baby vitamins (without iron!) will help a lot.
     
  9. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    I gave mine a couple drops of Poly ViSol (liquid baby vitamins) and he perked up in just a couple days. I put a drop on my finger and put his beak on the drip (he was having trouble aiming) then he would swallow it down. I did this 3 times the first day, twice the 2nd day and once the third day. He was also in his own box for his safety and I had to refill his food and water often cause he kept stubling into it and spilling (they were little dishes so they didn't make too big of a mess).

    I also dipped his beak in the water several times a day so I knew he was getting some.

    Hope that helps,
    Michelle
     

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