2 day old baby chick that cant stand

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7 Years
Jun 26, 2012
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This cute little baby is 2 days old. A lady gave her to me because she didn't want to fool with her. I'm not sure if anything happened to her during the hatching process. One of her feet is curled in and the other foot seems fine sometimes but it does curl in too occasionally. I have tried bracing both feet but it hasn't done any good or helped at all. She won't eat and barely drinks anything. I don't want her to starve to death or suffer at all but I want to do everything I can before giving up. PLEASE HELP!!
 

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Put some SaveAChick poultry vitamins or give PolyVisol without iron baby vitamins 2-3 drops daily by mouth. You may need to dip her beak several times an hour to get her drinking. Put a small amount of water into some chick crumbles and try to get her eating. Make her a chick chair out of a cup to get her standing. She may have a vitamin deficiency or slipped achilles tendon. Here are a coupld of links to help you:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/756556/slipped-tendon-splayed-leg-confused
https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry


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