upside down chick - please help

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  1. UrbanFarmChix

    UrbanFarmChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ameraucana chick is less than a day old. It's fluffed out. Looks healthy, but... keeps tilting its head so far back it falls over backward. Then it has a hard time getting back up again, because its still got its head tilted way over its back. Is this fixable? What's wrong? Will I have to cull it? [​IMG] I put back upright and in no time over it goes again. [​IMG]
     
  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    I had a similar experience with a chick.
    Heres what I did and she is fine now but time is very important so begin right away.

    Give it 2 drops directly in the mouth of Poly-Sol human infant vitamins without iron twice a day for three days. Then I put some in the common water dish for a week.

    I think the condition is called wry neck desease and it is from a vitamin defiency.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  3. UrbanFarmChix

    UrbanFarmChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! [​IMG]
    Hubby is off to the store to buy some. Another Ameraucana is starting to join the first on its back too. Hopefully it's just a vit deficiency. [​IMG]
    Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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