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Chick runs and falls over on side ...runs backwards and falls on side

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Hi I am the proud parent of three Dominique chicks, they all appeared healthy after hatching out in our garage about 1 week ago. But now the smallest chick is displaying some strange behavior.
She appears to be sleeping and when disturbed runs off as it possessed with one wing down or leaning to one side then she runs in reverse and does the same thing falling over on her side
at the culmination of her run. After this strange display of wobbly running she is just fine. Is there a name for this and what can be done, is it infectious?

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Remove All Wiskey content from the water big_smile

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Are they on medicated chick starter?  Or is it plain?  I'd start treating for cocci if they're not on medicated chick starter.

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Originally Posted by gboston1970 

Remove All Wiskey content from the water big_smile


yuckyuck

Medicated chick feed, vitamins in the water will help greatly and watch out for the chick to see if it corrects this problem. Do you have heat on them?

Steve
               
It goes to show you how simple it is to entertain the human mind ........ get a couple of chickens
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Steve
               
It goes to show you how simple it is to entertain the human mind ........ get a couple of chickens
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