After a very long wait and finally having our hens lay their first eggs, we didn't think in a million years that we'd actually end up with fertile eggs, let alone have one hatch at the end of 28 days in the incubator!
Anyway, so he/she finally arrived and at first I wasn't too worried about its inability to stand up and walk around as I find it quite common in chicks of course when they have just hatched. Most chicks we've hatched however were definitely standing fine and walking well by the second day. It's now been over 24 hours and this little guy is crawling rather than walking and often will end up on its back, not being able to turn back around.
The little legs seem to be fine (not broken), although the left foot seems to be in a "fist" like posture most of the time but it is able to spread the toes out like it would have to in order to walk. I"m a bit at a loss here and any input/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I'm frequently coaxing him to where water and food is (I'm using baby rice cereal and luke warm water).since he didn't make any attempts to eat or drink on his own. He is picking at the box wall he's in and the bedding from time to time, whenever he has a little more energy than other times. He seems weak overall but I think with some more food and water he might get better.
Thank you in advance for any input/suggestions!