When to cull a chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickiebabyfluff, May 23, 2011.

  1. Chickiebabyfluff

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    I have a chick who is 5 days old he hatched with wry neck. i have given him polyvisol in his water and he is not any better....not any worse either. How long before i should see improvement? Do you cull a chick tht has wry neck? He isn't eating much but is drinking some. Mostly sleeps. I just don't want him to suffer. So what is the best thing to do for the chick wait this out or cull?
     
  2. BrattishTaz

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    Really young chicks usually respond pretty quickly but it can take a couple of weeks to completely recover. Try giving it the vitamins without water so you know he is ingesting enough. Just drop some on the side of her beak (about 2 drops twice a day). Stop feeding medicated chick starter during treatment because it blocks absorption. How long have you been treating?
     
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  3. Chickiebabyfluff

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    Quote:since i put it in the brooder today will be the 5th day
     
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    Quote:since i put it in the brooder today will be the 5th day

    Are you feeding medicated chick starter?
     
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    Quote:since i put it in the brooder today will be the 5th day

    Are you feeding medicated chick starter?

    yes
     
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    Quote:Are you feeding medicated chick starter?

    yes

    I would switch it to regular chick starter and see if it helps. A little boiled egg yolk mashed with yogurt may help give the chick more strength.
     
  7. Chickiebabyfluff

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    Quote:Are you feeding medicated chick starter?

    yes

    willl get it some regular chick food had no idea bout the medicated poor thing
     
  8. Chickiebabyfluff

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    will make it some egg right now just plain yogurt?
     
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    Quote:yes

    willl get it some regular chick food had no idea bout the medicated poor thing

    [​IMG] I hope she improves. You will have to use your own judgement on whether it is suffering enough to cull.
     
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    Quote:Plain yogurt is best but in a pinch you can use whatever you have. I have even added Gatoraid to the mixture to give a boost.
     

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