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3 week old chick with droopy wings and leaning back on legs/falling to one side

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I have a 3 week old cochin/silkie mix.  She is in a mixed batch I hatched myself.  They have all been thriving so far.  This morning I went in to find her standing and falling over to one side.  I separated her immediately.  Her stool looks healthy.  Not runny, and no blood.  There is no discharge from her beak and she is breathing normally.  The chicks are in a little coop separated from the adult hens by a wire cage and some space.  My other hens are free rangers and spend their whole day outside.  I offered her 'stress-aid' (vitamin/electrolyte mix) and some scrambled eggs.  She is now indoors.  She seems to have perked up since this morning.  This morning she couldn't walk, tonight she is getting around and she is eating and drinking well.  But, when she stands she still seems to be leaning back on her legs and her wings seem to be hanging kind of droopy.  She is chirping and seems happy.  She seems like she could be a little skinny but it's hard to tell.  I have not found a vet in the area who does float tests for cocci.  Does anyone have any other suggestions?  What could it be, what can I do to help?   

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I have a 3 week old cochin/silkie mix.  She is in a mixed batch I hatched myself.  They have all been thriving so far.  This morning I went in to find her standing and falling over to one side.  I separated her immediately.  Her stool looks healthy.  Not runny, and no blood.  There is no discharge from her beak and she is breathing normally.  The chicks are in a little coop separated from the adult hens by a wire cage and some space.  My other hens are free rangers and spend their whole day outside.  I offered her 'stress-aid' (vitamin/electrolyte mix) and some scrambled eggs.  She is now indoors.  She seems to have perked up since this morning.  This morning she couldn't walk, tonight she is getting around and she is eating and drinking well.  But, when she stands she still seems to be leaning back on her legs and her wings seem to be hanging kind of droopy.  She is chirping and seems happy.  She seems like she could be a little skinny but it's hard to tell.  I have not found a vet in the area who does float tests for cocci.  Does anyone have any other suggestions?  What could it be, what can I do to help?   

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Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

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Incu Notes click HERE 

 

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