please help-silkie chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littlestars17, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have been giving poly vi sol for curled toes and had a boot on her, its been off for 2 days,shes been fine. She is smaller than her hatchmates..today i noticed it looked like she fell in the water(side of her was wet) and shes cheeping nonstop,dried her off put her back in and she did a couple sumersaults,then looked like she tucked her neck into her belly area and just keeps cheeping..what is wrong?? worried:(
     
  2. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could this be wry neck even if I was already giving poly vi sol(since tuesday)-jusxt started today and appreciate any advice please!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I am not an expert but it sounds like your hen may have wry neck. There are lots of forum entries under Wry Neck so read a few and see if the symptoms sound correct. If that's what it is, you need to give those liquid baby vitamins (Poly Visol without iron) with a dropper, as well as squeeze some vitamin e down her throat. My RIR got this when she was just days old - she ran backwards with her head tucked between her legs, sometimes somersaulting backwards. Someone on the forum diagnosed the problem and I adminstered the liquid vitamins and vitamin e for about 5 days before she recovered. My chick wasn't eating either because she couldn't get her head to the food so I also gave egg yolk by dropper every few hours. Good luck.

    This sounds like just what you discribed about your chick, this came from the BYC archives.
     
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  4. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick sure is tons of trouble, but she is pretty so worth it : ) How much vit E and in what form should I be getting it?? Like Vit E capsules?? And how much poly vi sol do i keep giving?? Sometimes she looks just fine, it seems when she is anxious or upset she starts spinning lol
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    open a vit e capsule and put it just inside her mouth, not down her throat you don't want her to get it into her lungs.. and the liquid poly-vi-sol let me go see if I can find exacts for you.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5887920 hopefully this will help, and all the best to your little one. please read from top to bottom of this link.
     
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