Sick one week old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by paleochick, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. paleochick

    paleochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    39
    7
    72
    Dec 2, 2012
    Southern California
    I have a one week old EE that within the last 12hours has become very weak, stopped eating and drinking, keeps eyes closed and holds her head to one side. Other 5 chicks are so far just fine. Tried to feed her water with electrolytes and ACV but she wasn't interested. It is almost like she had a stroke since it only affecting one side.

    Any thoughts or recommendations? Not sure she is going to last.
     
  2. ChickenNugget22

    ChickenNugget22 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    1
    26
    Jun 28, 2012
    Mississippi
    Might want to get her away from the others as soon as possible so she wont get any other sick!!
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    7,596
    1,640
    421
    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Someone posted about symptoms like this in a chick they had. For them, it was a vitamin deficency. It was called "crooked neck". They posted a fix for it. Could this be the problem?
    Best,
    Karen
     
  4. paleochick

    paleochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    39
    7
    72
    Dec 2, 2012
    Southern California
    She died last night. Did remove her from the others so hopefully nothing gets passed on.
     
  5. ChickenNugget22

    ChickenNugget22 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    1
    26
    Jun 28, 2012
    Mississippi
    Sorry to hear that! Good luck with the rest!!
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

    18,810
    6,157
    526
    Nov 7, 2012
    CENTRAL MAINE
    Research Crazy chick disease or Vitamin E encephalopathy, and watch the rest of your chicks closely.
     
  7. Elke Beck

    Elke Beck Chillin' With My Peeps

    444
    102
    148
    Jun 24, 2011
    Sunny So Cal
    Sometimes chicks are born not right. They may look okay on the outside, but something inside is defective. As they grow, the defect may get worse and result in the chick dying. It seems to happen around one week old.
     
  8. paleochick

    paleochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    39
    7
    72
    Dec 2, 2012
    Southern California
    So far everyone else seems fine. Will keep my eye on them. Thanks all.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by