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URGENT- Very Derformed Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lady Bee, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Lady Bee

    Lady Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    On Mon. my long awaited for eggs hatched under my hen. I went to check on them and there was a very deformed chick, it is now inside and I need help. The beak is twisted and one eye is shut. It cant walk straight and sways it's head back and forth. It is smaller and less fluffy than the other. I dipped its beak in water and it drank. Should I try to feed it? What do I do? ANY advice would be great.

    -Lady Bee
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Can you get a photo? I hate to say this and Im sure I wont be the last but it sounds like you should cull it..For now keep it warm ..make sure it has access to food and water... how bad is beak? IM SORRY [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Sorry to hear about your baby. [​IMG]
     
  4. jcoi812

    jcoi812 New Egg

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    I had a little chick with a twisted beak, I tried everything and thought it was doing ok. Then, one morning it was dead. I was crushed. I hate to say it but don't let it suffer, my mom was right I should of just killed it. Sorry but it will be better off.
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  5. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    send it to me
     
  6. Lady Bee

    Lady Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately, the chick died this morning when he was knocked into the chick waterer, couldn't get himself up and drowned. [​IMG] But I suppose it was for the best, the chick didn't suffer very long. [​IMG]
     
  7. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh I am so sorry. HUGS
     
  8. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am so sorry
    I hope you feel better soon [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  9. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss, My deepest sympathy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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