two chick problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cgjsmith, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All! I got a couple of problems I need answers too if ya don't mind.
    1 I have a little polish chick who's bottom beak doesn't atch up to the top one. It strays to the left. Its not got any problems eating it just looks funny.
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    2 I have a white silkie whos going on 9 weeks, its two siblings died one the day I got it 8 weeks ago and another yesterday. everytime it raises its head it looks like its got virtigo Its head swings and snaps back. Is this a genetic thing or are they carrying some kind of disease? Crystal
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
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    If the beak problem isn't interfering with eating, it's probably OK. Beaks can be trimmed, but some knowledge is needed to do it. This is a defect, so do not breed from this bird.
    I'm not sure what is up with your silkie. It doesn't sound good, however. Did the one who died yesterday have the same symptoms?
     
  3. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no it just never grew. It was half the size of the other white silkie. I'm suppose to have my chikens tested thursday so I'm hoping its nothing serious. If the person doing the testing says it needs a vet I'm going to take it. Crystal
     
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I had a goose that had a similar beak problem...she eats and drinks and makes really cute babies!!! Here is a pic of Snuffy..the kids named her Snuffaluppugus after Snuffy on Sesame Street..
    She died at 3 years old due to an injury. RIP Snuffy [​IMG]

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  5. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Moving to Disease section for a little more help.
     
  6. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TY Carla. I'm really puzzled about the little white silkie. My husband says its got too much hair on its head (ha ha:smack) cyrstal
     
  7. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    My aunt had a chick that couldnt hold its head up, but it was drinking and eating, and within a few weeks it was just fine.
     

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