Weird help please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jmanvanatta, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick is holding its head down all the time help whats wrong
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    How old is the chick? How long has it been doing this? Any other symptoms? Is it able to eat/drink? Can you get a picture of what it's doing?
     
  3. WildBunch

    WildBunch Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a 4 day old chick doing the same thing, unfortunately, it died on day 5. Hoping you have better luck. :-(
     
  4. VkyVky

    VkyVky Out Of The Brooder

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    Would a little sugar in the water help?
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I always give warm gatorade.
     
  6. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is able to eat and drink about a day its ben lasting its 3 weeks old smallest and no other symptoms
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Can it raise it's head up when you pick it up?? I'm wondering if it's head is down because it's not feeling well or if the head is "stuck" that way, like wry neck or an injury....
     
  8. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it can pull its head up to the 0 degree line but thats it not even when i pick it up
     
  9. corliss

    corliss Out Of The Brooder

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    Look up Wry Neck on this site and see if the symptoms match your chick's. If so, you can probably turn things around with speedy treatment. We had a two week old that developed Wry Neck and although it took nearly a week of eye dropper feedings of baby vitamins without iron and egg yolk, our chick pulled through and is one of our more dominant chickens now. Good luck!
     
  10. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How dose wry neck spred
     

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