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Newly Hatched Chick sits on Rump

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I have a chick that seems to put weight on her legs but definitely isn't walking normal. She seems to put her weight back on her rump. Her toes seem normal and her legs don't seem to be abnormal. She can get around a bit. She's definitely wobbly and unbalanced.

 

Any ideas?

post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 

Also, i'm not sure if I should separate her or keep her with the other 5 chicks and mama

post #3 of 5

I can't give you a diagnosis, but in case it is a disease I would definitely separate it, at least until you're sure. You don't ant the others to catch it.

D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking its a type of splay the more I look. Her legs go out in front of her which causes her to fall back on rump. She can get on them occasionally. BTW...Chicks can be born with contagious diseases?!
post #5 of 5

I would place her in a brooder so you can give her some extra vitamins she may need for a good healthy start.  Then place her back with mom after about a week of the extra vitamins, she should be better by then.  I believe others have said poly-vi-sol or save-a-chick will work.  And yes chicks can be born with contagious diseases, but usually only if one of the parents are a carry of that disease.  I'm sure someone with more knowledge can help.  This is what I have picked up from this site. 

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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