Somewhat lethargic chic with a funky neck twitch

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sepaditty1, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning I noticed my 7 week old chick is not doing well. Not following his flock, just standing around. He is not hunched up like with cocci.

    His feathers look like he's soaking wet. He keeps doing a weird twisty twitchy thing with his head/neck.

    What could this be & how do I treat it?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    On what part of his body do his feathers look wet? Is his neck twisted to the side, downward, or upward as in wry neck? How does his crop feel? Is he drooling or having any liquid come out of his crop?
     
  3. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers all along the back look like he went through a spin cycle. They don't feel wet or dirty. Maybe he did just get wet.

    His crop feels fine. Vent looks fine. This afternoon he wasn't doing the neck thing, but still not as energetic.
     

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