What can I do for this chick? Meat chick (cornish roaster from Murray McMurray, takes 12 weeks instead of 8 and supposed to have fewer leg problems). 3 weeks old, noticed he was acting lazy do I picked him up and found he couldn't stand up. I gave him some electrolyte water via a dropper and he ate good when I put him back in the tractor in front of the food. What else should I do?
They are eating flock raiser crumbles and are in a tractor with 6 larger meaties (they are just 2 weeks older, but I think they are the standard, 8 week cornish cross). All of the other smaller cornish roasters seem to get along with the bigs just fine but this one can't really get around so he won't last long under the bigs feet... they are so competitive for food and water each morning that any weaker bird will get trampled. * I think I will move this guy to the non-meatie brooder, but I don't know how to help the leg issue.
All the other meaties stand up nice and tall