Please help me figure out what's wrong with my chick.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cedarcovefarm, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. cedarcovefarm

    cedarcovefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [VIDEO] have a little chick about 2 weeks old. Part of a staggered hatch. I believe one of the other chicks may have jumped on it. Anyways, it's got a slipped tendon that we've been caring for and trying to heal for a few days, but it's making a strange motion with its neck. I can't tell if this is a reflex or a seizure.. Please watch this YouTube video and give me your input
     
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  2. cedarcovefarm

    cedarcovefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody??
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I believe you're seeing a neurologic problem. Do a google search for: "vitamin E encephalopathy" or "crazy chick disease". Recommended treatment is Vitamin E, Selenium, and B vitamins. You can get the E and B's in Poultry Nutri-Drench. You can get the Selenium from any store that sells vitamins. Remember the size of the chick, and realize that a tablet is a dose for a full grown adult human. I'm not authorized to advise medical treatment for animals or people, but this is where I started when treating a chick. He came back from being comatose to acting normal, but needed to be culled around 20 weeks due to related issues.
     
  4. cedarcovefarm

    cedarcovefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help. I have started the chick on poly vi sol, but I will have to look into the selenium. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    You're welcome. Post back on how things go for you.
     

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