"Stargazer" chicks- born that way- any cure?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Funky Feathers, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Every now and then I get a few chicks that hatch as "stargazers" (wry neck). They bend their head over their back & then fall over on their back and have trouble getting up. I have to find out which hen is passing on this gene, but meanwhile- is there any cure? Is it worth trying to save them, or should I just pinch them off right away? [​IMG]
     
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had great luck with liquid poly vi sol vitamins for babies.Get the ones with NO iron added. I give them a drop 2 or 3 times a day as soon as I notice wry neck. After a few days, you cant tell them from the others.
     
  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I have been giving them powdered Vi-Tal (vitamins) in their water. Is the Poly Vi-Sol better?
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    okay, I just gave them the first dose. I sure hope it works. [​IMG]
     

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