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#11652 - 06/03/08 10:38 PM head droops, flips
Uno Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Loc: Canada
I know this has come up before but I have had no luck using the search function. My Ameraucana chick has a problem. Head slowly droops to chest, chick runs backwards, flips, flaps, gets up and is okay for a while, then the head slowly goes wonky again, down to chest, flip, and on it goes. What search words should I type in to find the past posts? Thanks for the help.

(this is the batch of 15 eggs that came in the mail, 5 hatched, 1 died and now another one has gone 'off'. I am so discouraged frown )

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#11653 - 06/04/08 02:59 AM Re: head droops, flips
Foehn Offline
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Bill Ludwig posted this site originally which might help. It has a lot of symptoms for various diseases.
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#11654 - 06/04/08 10:58 AM Re: head droops, flips
Uno Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Thanks Foehn, very useful link. Chick still alive and so far the only one showing symptoms. I have seen this behaviour before in hens that gave themselves a bonk on the head are wrenched neck, almost like a head injury. Most recovered. But the chick that died previously died from similar symptoms...but much younger. Fingers crossed.

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#11655 - 06/12/08 06:50 PM Re: head droops, flips
P. Smith1340 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Oregon
Uno did your chick make it?

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#11656 - 06/22/08 09:21 PM Re: head droops, flips
Uno Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
Yes! My chick did make it and I have to say I thought it was done for. It flipped and was weird for about 2 weeks, but slowly regained its composure and balance. I am so relieved I didn't get Hubby to 'put it out of its misery' ...I held on and hoped for the best and for a change, got the best! smile Thanks for asking, sorry it took so long to reply, wasn't paying attention.

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