Wry Neck in 2 day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nurseshelly, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Hi,
    I have a new Serama chick with wry neck. I'm gong to get vitamins this morning. I was wondering if there is anything else that would be good to try. I also was wondering which is better; polyvisol without iron, or chick vitamins (like save a chick)?
    Thanks!!!
    Here are some pictures. The little one can almost straighten his/her head for a few seconds (once got it totally straight but I couldn't get a picture of it), but then it goes back twisty. He/she will try to straighten his/her head sometimes when standing, and it makes him/her flip over onto his/her back.

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  2. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    I would try to polysol with out Iron. That is what I have heard to be recommended. I hope the little guy gets better.
     
  3. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    That's what I did, I also gave him a little sugar water.
     
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one sort of like this a couple of years ago. I separated it from the others and took it in the house. We took special care of it of about for about 6 weeks but it never feathered or grew. It did not eat much. It's neck got worse. After about 6 weeks we finally decided to put it down. Hopefully your perks up. I debated about posting this reply but thought I would so that you would be aware that it may or may not get better.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the poly-vi-sol in water. If he's not drinking well, offer by dropper. Healthy chick vibes coming your way.
     
  6. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Thanks to everyone for the replies :)
    The chick is all better, and she/he is out with the rest of the babies and a broody mama Serama :)
     
  7. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    so glad to hear!!!
     

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