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I have a newly hatched chick today that only lays on it's side and sometimes chirps. still have it in incubator for now and have helped it drink a little. Not sure what to do. It is the last hatch of my bunch.
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is anything wrong with his legs?

He might have curled toes, which means he can't walk.

But curled toes is curable

Here is a link to curing it you have to scroll down a bit to find it

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html

 

Hope this helps

 

BCP

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Originally Posted by BoomChickaPop View Post

is anything wrong with his legs?
He might have curled toes, which means he can't walk.
But curled toes is curable
Here is a link to curing it you have to scroll down a bit to find it
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html

Hope this helps

BCP
don't see anything wrong with toes.even in my hands it prefers to lay on side. Legs both move but it does not like when I try tohold it with pressure on legs. Should I keep in incubator or take out but keep separate from group? Haven't tried to feed it yet.
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Hi and welcome to BYC. You may wish to post your question in this forum - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

 

All the best

CT

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post #5 of 6

If it hatched today, it may still be exhausted from a rough(?) hatching experience. It can go without eating today. Tomorrow you could try giving it bits of scrambled egg or finely mashed hard boiled egg yolk with a bit of water to moisten. Put a bit of sugar in the water which may encourage it to drink.    You can also give it Polyvisol infant drops(NO iron)  2 drops- 3 times day, available at Walmart etc.  Just put on feed (if it will eat) or just inside its beak, so it can push it out if it doesn't want it.

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