Tippy chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sewcrazy, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. sewcrazy

    sewcrazy Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 27, 2014
    I have a 4 week chick, supposedly a pullet, but of unknown breed. She was an add on the Feed store gave my son when 2 of the chicks in his order died in shipment.

    She its markedly smaller than the rest of the clutch and is always getting stepped on. The past 2 days she outs holding her head oddly to one side, squatting and waddling when she walks and frequently tips backwards.

    I moved her and one other docile chick from the batch into another crate to see if she is just getting squished and not getting enough feed.

    Any other ideas?

    Thank you
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2016
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    sounds like it could be wry neck. to treat wry neck you would give human vitamin E,polyvisol children's liquid vitamins without iron, small amount of selenium (larger amounts can be toxic) and poultry vitamin B. it can take up to a month to cure. please search wry neck in the forum and read about it. wry neck itself is NOT a disease but a SYMPTOM of a underlying issue. such as brain swelling from being pecked in the head, or vitamin defiency ect. hope this helps
  3. sewcrazy

    sewcrazy Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 27, 2014

    I am wondering if she might have am injury. I see no signs of trauma but the one leg is obviously not right
  4. onarres

    onarres Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2015
    Cleveland, GA

    It could be Perosis (slipped tendon). Does the hock have a red mark?
    If it is perosis and this chick is 4 weeks old, it would be too late to have it corrected and it should be culled
  5. mrscrabtree92

    mrscrabtree92 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016
    following mine is the exact same way!! is the hock the feet??
  6. sewcrazy

    sewcrazy Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 27, 2014
    Sorry meant to update. A week in isolation with good feed and supplements and she perked up nicely. She is in the big coop now with everyone else. She is smaller than the rest of the batch but hopefully will catch up eventually.

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