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snowshoe
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:06 pm Reply with quote

I have a purple peachick that pipped and I helped it out of shell after 30 hours tried to help it earlier but noticed that blood vessels in membrane were still full of blood and waited longer it can not straighten out it neck and you can feel bulge in vertabrae of neck when you staighten it out but it goes right back when you let it go just thought I would ask if there is anything that can be done for chick before I cull it.
Also what causes this? I have hatched quite a few peachicks over the last ten years and this is the first one that I have had this happen to. I have learned how to fix the occassional leg problem by using the advice on here and the UPA web page, but do not know if I can do anything for this chick.
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Joined: 16 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:27 pm Reply with quote

If there is nothing else wrong with this peachick you can try making a donut
shaped brace from sponge material that may help. You need to be careful
to prevent it from drowning.
In 1990 a peachick was brought to my house with twisted neck among several
other problems. I had to treat those other problems first and her neck remained
twisted for her eight year life. I am quite certain that she was happy here until
some disease attacked her reproductive organs and she died of that. Her
daughter, Firstborn, age 20, is still with me.
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I had a peachick hatch who was malpositioned with head pointed to the left.
(normally heads are on right side) This one had a bad kink in his neck
and died of pnuemonia about ten months old.

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