Unwell chick please help- possible wryneck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickmumjo, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Eggcessive

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    I would continue with the Avipro, the vitamin E capsule, and selenium. The brewers yeast is good for B vitamins until you get the Avipro from work. Thiamine and riboflavin are good for the wry neck and curled feet. Are his legs still splayed? If so, you may want to hobble them with a wrap, and try to get him standing. But if he is walking okay, that might make it worse. I would just keep dipping his beak into water or watery food to show him how to eat. Hopefully he will learn how, but with all of his problems, his outlook is guarded. Good luck, and keep us posted on how he is doing.
     
  2. chickmumjo

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    Thanks for the advice :) I'm back in work today so I will get the avipro.
    He is still going. :) Hes had a little elastic band/plastic straw brace on his legs, ive just taken it off to see how he does without it as he was trying to scurry about and it was restricting him. He is able to walk now but with his head hanging low/upper body stance being naff- do you think I'll have to put it back on? if his head was up I think he'd be sorted but i dont want his legs regress back to how they were. He seems to enjoy it being off tho and hes making more of an effort to preen himself. Don't know what to do for the best!
    He's also having a little peck at shavings in the brooder! I couldn't get him to peck at the food tho. Hopefully this is the start of his independence.

    Wanted to pop a little video on so you can see how he is but it won't let me but I can put a pic on..
     

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  3. Eggcessive

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    I would try to let him walk without the hobble for now, since he is walking more. Try sprinkling some chick crumbles around his feet, so he might try to peck at them and eat them. If you want to post a video, you can post it on YouTube or Vimeo, and post a link here.
     
  4. chickmumjo

    chickmumjo In the Brooder

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    Happy to report that he's doing really well!
    He's even been feeding by himself this evening! :yesss:
    I'm so pleased! :clap
     
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  5. chickmumjo

    chickmumjo In the Brooder

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    He is peeping very loudly at me tho! I'm not sure what he wants. :confused:
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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    Is he cold?
    Is his vent pasted over?
     
  7. chickmumjo

    chickmumjo In the Brooder

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    Update: This chick survived and turned into a lovely healthy hen who has just started laying! :love
     
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